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Jinchang SWI


Zhangye SWI
Jinchang SWI
Gansu Province
Lanzhou SWI
Lanzhou City
Wuwei SWI

About the city of Jinchang
This remote company town on the fringe of the Gobi desert is flush with the fruits of an enviable monopoly. It supplies 90 per cent of China's nickel.

Jinchang city is in the east of Hexi Corridor, on the north of Qilianshan Mountain, and to the south of Alashan tableland. It is a newly developed industrial city founded on the basis of mines, nonferrous metal metallurgy and chemical industries. Now, it is the biggest nickel and cobalt production base in China and platinum group metals extracting center.

Due to historical and geographic reasons, now the only connection with outside is the provincial south-north direction 212 highway. The cecum-shape communication net leads to municipal communication to be a blind alley and also affects the communication of Wuwei, Shandan and Inner Mongolia. The communications hinder the local economic development seriously.

Jinchang city is connected with Wuwei city geographically, historically and socially. The construction of Jinwu Highway will speed up the economic development and other social undertakings of both cities, and make exchanges of their own advantages to be possible.

The Maak-Bloom family adopted Yanmei from the Jinchang SWI in February, 2000.

Maak-Bloom Family Website

The Maak-Bloom family from Denmark documented their trip to China to complete the adoption for Yanmei. Their website contains photos of the Jinchang Social Welfare Institute. 

The Jinchang Social Welfare Institute

Jinchang Social Welfare Institute was established in 1989 and is a non-profit organization dedicated to adoption. For many years, thanks to the profound concern of municipal government, support by the society and especially the great assistance by Jinchuan company, they have made considerable progress.

There are reports of approximately 69 children, including heathly and special needs children. In 2001, they began the process of reorganizing the organization into a complete children´s welfare institute. The children range in age from 11 years old to the youngest ones who are less than a month old. The majority of the children are girls. The children are named after Jin as the meaning of Jinchang.

Most of the children were abandoned just after their birth. There are several reasons, including the feudal idea of regarding men as superior to women, and congenital malformation resulting in being unable to afford to pay medical expenses. Children are abandoned in different places. Some of them were abandoned in the entrance of the government authorities, some of them were abandoned in hospitals, some of them were abandoned at public places and some of them were abandoned in the entrance of the institute. Through the coordination by the relevant departments as well as the security bureau, the Institute has taken up the responsibility of bringing up the orphans.

Each nanny´s monthly salary is RMB 180, but they are irrespective of remuneration. Nowadays their monthly salary has increased by RMB 300 so that they offer more honestly as a tribute to these poor children.

The Jinchang SWI joined China's International Adoption program in 1999. As of 2001, they have assigned 23 children to the countries of the United States, Spain, and Holland for adoption.

Jinchange Orphanage staff

Jinchang SWI