26 Aug '12, 7am

Amazing woman! Amazing story!

Amazing woman! Amazing story!

TAITUNG, Taiwan -- A female vegetable vendor in southeastern Taiwan's Taitung City is ranked along with former U.S. President Bill Clinton on U.S. Time magazine's 2010 list of the 100 most influential persons in the world for her philanthropy. Chen Shu-chu ranked eighth in the “heroes” category of the 2010 Time 100 list. “Out of her modest living, Chen, 59, has managed to donate nearly NT$10 million (that's US$320,000) to various causes, including US$32,000 for a children's fund, US$144,000 to help build a library at a school she attended and another US$32,000 for the local orphanage, where she also gives financial support to three children,” the magazine states. Chen, who did not complete elementary school because of poverty, said that she doesn't know anything about the Time 100 list. “I feel kind of embarrassed ... but I appreciate all the concern shown to me,” she said...

Full article: http://www.soshiok.com/article/11461

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