Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

 April 19, 2019

Editor's note: Thanks to the support of the central and local government, poverty alleviation has made remarkable progress in the past several years in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui autonomous region. We have selected some photos taken by our reporters in Jingyuan that show the smiling faces of local people, reflecting improved livelihoods.

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Yu Yanli (right), a 22-year-old woman, uses a sewing machine at Yingpeng Clothing Workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Before Yu came to the workshop, she was a stay-at-home mom taking care of children and doing chores. Now she has learned sewing skills and secured a job at the clothing workshop. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Wu Jiqiang, a young man of the post-1990 generation, shows a piece of clothing he's working on at Yingpeng Clothing Workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. Yu said he felt a little embarrassed when he came to work there at first, as most of the workers are women. Now he feels happy about his job, which can bring him 2,000 yuan per month. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

A woman holds a school uniform at Yingpeng Clothing Workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. All the workers are from poverty-stricken families in the county. With the required skills taught by the local government, workers in Yingpeng produce school uniforms for the county. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Ma Zizhen, a 36-year-old villager, weaves straw rope at a workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Liu Xiuqin, a 40-year-old villager, shows a bundle of straw rope she weaved at a workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Yan Fulian, a 39-year-old villager, makes straw handicrafts at a workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Yan Fulian (right) poses with a straw figure she made. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

The 30-year-old Ma Wanjun, who previously worked in the farmlands, has now learned how to build go-karts with scrapped tires. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Hai Caimei, a 24-year-old woman, packages sawdust at a workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Hai Caimei smiles during her shift at a workshop in Jingyuan county, Guyuan city, Northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

The 35-year-old Ye Junliang loads a truck with packed sawdust, which will be recycled and processed into organic fertilizer. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

Smiles of Hope: Poverty Alleviation in Ningxia

Ye Junliang smiles while working. [Photo/Yu Cheng]

 

(Source: China Daily)

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