Stories of moving people in Xixian's fight against poverty
Xixian New Area in Northwest China's Shaanxi province held a report tour entitled "My Poverty-Relief Story" on June 7, with representatives from poor households and workers telling the stories of how they fight against poverty.
Here's a look at some of them:
Fang Shuying: Starting a business to escape poverty
Fang Shuying shows her "Lady Fang's Eggs". [Photo/xixianxinqu.gov.cn]
The 74-year-old Fang Shuying is from Baidu village, Chongwen town, Jinghe New City.
With the help of the Poverty-Relief Office, Fang's eggs gained popularity in markets outside Jinghe, providing her a fixed monthly income.
The office helped Fang register Lady Fang's Eggs. With her cartoon profile on the logo, the eggs have helped to lift Fang out of poverty.
At this year's first Xi'an Farmers' Day, Fang won the title of "Xi'an Top 10 Most Inspirational Poverty Relief Households".
She said she will continue working hard to raise chickens and hopes that more people can follow her example and escape poverty.