Bordering Kazakhstan in northwestern Xinjiang province, Tacheng is an ancient city that once served as an important commercial town on the northern Silk Road. It remains a center for trade with Central Asia and also the agricultural hub for the region. In addition to food production and processing, its primary industries include utilities and textiles
The Tacheng area is home to 22 minority groups including the Uyger, Hui, Kazak, Mongol, and even a Russian minority group. Our work serves an area covering 300,000 square kilometers, including the cities of Tacheng and Wusu and five counties (Emin, Yumin, Shawan, Hebukesaier, and Tuoli). This entire region had no center to care for orphans before we partnered with the local government to build a social welfare institute.