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Founded in 2006 by the family of Maria and Tsu Hung Sieh, ABMTHS has the objetivo to promote human potential among the most needy in Brazil. The Association offers financial support, technical assistance, and partnership to entities, projects and leaders that contribute positively to the transformation and social justice of the country.



From China to Brazil

Tsu Hung Sieh was born in 1911 in Jiang Yin, a city 240 km from Shanghai, China. His father, who owned large estates, unwittingly acquired an addiction to opium, losing all his wealth around the time of Tsu Hung's birth. 

At the age of 14, Tsu Hung dropped out of school to become an apprentice trader and help support his family. He was astute in learning the skills for the textile industry and taught himself to speak English. 

At age 22, he married Maria Wei-Ghi Chang, daughter of a Catholic family  devoted to the Jesuit mission of Zicawei, Shanghai. 

The Sieh family grew and the business prospered. 

Although the "ABMTHS" Association was only founded in 2006 - two years after Tsu Hung's passing - the seed had been planted three years earlier in a memorable event that commemorated his_cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_70th wedding anniversary. There, in front of friends, guests and his entire four-generation family, Tsu Hung openly declared in Portuguese:


“…to Brazil and its people, I am eternally grateful for having welcomed us so generously. 

A debt that I, an elderly man, can no longer repay, but I will ask my children and grandchildren to do so by helping the poor and needy…”

Tsu Hung Sieh – August 2003

MISSION                                           The  what we do

Promoting human potential among Brazil's needy:
  • Providing resources for organizations that do good works
  • Developing a network of relationships to share resources, foster communication and spread of best practices
  • Empowering leadership for the sustainability and mutual growth of our partners

VISÃO          _cc781905-5cde-3194 -bb3b-136bad5cf58d_Why we exist and what we aspire to 

Trust in a promising future for Brazil and be continually inspired by the generosity, resilience and hope of the people we serve. Queremos servir estando Presentes,  com a nossa História e a com o nosso _cc781905-5cde-3194-bb3b -136bad5cf58d_Commitment to the Future, because this is the only way we can engage with life authentically.

VALUES                        how we operate

  • Service- we are called to serve our partners and their beneficiaries; we believe authentic service inspires others to serve
  • Excellence - we maintain a deep commitment to the causes we support through our partners and operate with excellence in everything we do
  • Transparency - be open, honest, accessible and consistent with what we believe and stand for
  • Sustainability- we take a long-term systemic view of social transformation and believe that successful change needs to be self-sustaining


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