SUNCHEON, South Korea, June 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — A wealth sharing campaign has been spreading in Suncheon, a city about 415 kilometers south of Seoul, to support underprivileged citizens hit hard by the coronavirus outbreak. According to the municipality of Suncheon said on Friday.


Volunteers sort aid packages made with donations for delivery to the city’s underprivileged citizens, in this file photo provided by the Suncheon City Hall. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE)

The campaign was launched in March at the proposal of Suncheon Mayor Heo Seok, who took a cue from the wealthy people of the Joseon Dynasty(1392-1910), who were praised for practicing noblesse oblige by sharing their possessions with the poor under the so-called “gwonbun” movement.

A total of 104 institutions and groups have donated 680 million won (US$567,186), including 10 million won from…

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