Grassroots Official Leads Poverty Alleviation Efforts

March 30, 2018
Editor: Zhang Cuimei

A grassroots official from the prefecture of Qiannan, southwest China's Guizhou province has greatly improved the life of residents and locals in the community of Guyang since she started her own business there 11 years ago.

Huang Ruxiu, 34, has helped residents and locals increase the per capita income to 8,800 yuan (U.S.$ 1,390), according to records from 2016.

In 2007,Huang began her business following investigation and careful analysis. She saw that the area had plentiful land and pasture resources was suitable for breeding, especially green-eggshell chickens.

Huang soon mastered the skills needed and owned over 1,000 chickens a year later which brought her 30,000 yuan (U.S.$ 4,739) in income.

Huang’s success was approved by villagers and she was elected as a member of the village committee in 2016.

Water shortage is one of the factors that hinder the economic development in Guiyang.

In autumn 2013, after a proposal was adopted by the community, Huang volunteered to undertake a project preparing ditches.

The successful implementation of the scheme has effectively solved the problems of drinking water and farmland irrigation for 569 people in local households.

Transport inconvenience was also an important limitation. Huang reached an agreement with the village committee members on road repairs. On the one hand she gained for support from the relevant departments, and on the other hand she organized and led the villagers to repair in their spare time.

Finally the 4.5-kilometer road was completed as scheduled.

Huang also guided farmers to study science and took a lead in using new technologies. Thanks to efforts of her and the village committee, awareness of science and technology among the villagers is increasing.

A growing number of locals have now become rich.

Huang joined the Communist Party of China in 2013, and she was awarded the title of Outstanding Party Member of Qiannan in 2015.

(Source: CCTV.com/Translated and edited by Women of China)

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