CHINA China's leading anti-poverty foundation helps over 30 mln people


China's leading anti-poverty foundation helps over 30 mln people


02:20, April 07, 2019


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BEIJING, April 6 (Xinhua) -- The China Foundation for Poverty Alleviation (CFPA) has helped over 30 million people since its establishment 30 years ago.

The foundation has raised over 5.85 billion yuan ($871 million) in cash and in kind as of the end of 2018, according to sources with the foundation.

The CFPA has leveraged the development of local industries to help improve people's income.

It has spent 11.67 million yuan using e-commerce to help about 16,000 farmers sell their produce since 2015. About 59,000 people have benefited from local tourism development, while over 40.7 billion yuan has been offered as credit to finance farmers.

The "Love Package," the most popular CFPA program, allows donors to mail care packages to help students in poor areas. The program has received 3.706 million pieces of individual donations and raised 677 million yuan as of the end of the end of 2018.

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