Businesswoman Helps Locals Find Jobs, Start Businesses in E China

December 12, 2018
Editor: Yang Peng

A businesswoman in Xianzhou Village in Shangrao, east China's Jiangxi Province, has earned high praise from the public after helping local women find jobs and start their businesses.

Wu Jinfeng had been working for a clothing company in another city after graduating from middle school.

In 2011, when the government announced a series of supportive policies for getting rich, Wu returned to her hometown to start up a business.

Her company was engaged in the apparel industry, which required tremendous efforts and dedication.

Thanks to her proper operation, Wu soon made profits.

The company now boasts over 200 employees and an annual production value of nearly 10 million yuan, and was rated as a processing demonstration base by the local women's federation this May.

After achieving business success, Wu started to build platforms to help women in the city to find jobs and start their businesses.

"Thanks to Wu's help, I can earn at least 1,700 yuan a month at her clothing company," said 71-year-old Mao Yue'e.

In response, Wu said: "As long as they are willing to work, I will try my best to offer them a suitable post."

Over the past few years, she has boosted the incomes of women from the rural areas around the city.

To improve the abilities of more women, she also provided skills training for them.

With the accelerating development of the internet in China, Wu started to engage in e-commerce to help locals sell their specialties.

"Many local women's products are restricted in terms of marketing channels, so I tried this new method and achieved good results," she said.

Wu has always regarded helping disadvantaged groups as her duty.

During each traditional Chinese festivals, she would make special visits to care homes and gives presents to the elderly people residing there.

"My current achievements should be attributed to the favorable policies of the Party and the government," she said.

As for her next move, Wu replied that she would continue to dedicate herself to poverty alleviation and work to boost the incomes of left-behind women and the seniors.

(Source: China Women's News / Translated and edited by Women of China)

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