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celebrity, donate, donations, irritation, orphanage, stall

Chen Shu-chu

By Ang Lee Thursday, Apr. 29, 2010

source: 美國「時代」(Time)雜誌

在美國「時代」(Time)雜誌所公佈2010年對世界最有影響的百大人物名單中,台東中央市場的失學菜販陳樹菊女士獲選為「英雄」項目的第8 名。 時代雜誌認為,陳女士的成就令人贊歎的,並不是在於她的驚人舉止,而是在於她的慷慨行為多麼的單純、理所當然。她曾告訴一家報紙:「錢,當用在需要的人身上時,才有它的意義。」

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Chen Shu-chu is a seller of vegetables in a stall in Taitung County's central market, in southern Taiwan. Out of her modest living, Chen, 59, has managed to donate nearly NT$10 million (that's $320,000) to various causes, including $32,000 for a children's fund, $144,000 to help build a library at a school she attended and another $32,000 for the local orphanage, where she also gives financial support to three children.

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 donate第六級[動詞] 捐獻,捐贈
 financial第四級[形容詞] 財政的;金融的
 including第四級include(包含) 的現在分詞; [介系詞] 包括
 modest第四級[形容詞] 審慎的;適度的
 orphanage第五級[名詞] 孤兒院;孤兒身分
 stall第五級[動詞] 把...關入畜舍;使拋錨;支吾;拖延; [名詞] 廄;攤位;(汽車的)拋錨