One big, happy family

12 May 2015

In over 20 years, Chen Tianwen and his wife, Guo Gairan, have brought up nearly 40 disabled orphans in their poor village in northwestern Shanxi province, earning the respect of the nation. The couple struggled to make ends meet at first, especially after Chen, himself born visually impaired, quit his job at a local factory to be with the children full time. But after their devotion to their charges became known through social media, offers of support have flooded in, and the couple now have a bigger house. Photographers from Imaginechina and Xinhua give a glimpse into their lives.