Homespun Cloth Weaving Lifts Villagers out of Poverty in NW China's Shaanxi
|Ma Yanqin (L) communicates with a worker in the garments workshop of her homespun cloth cooperative on April 25. [Xinhua/Tao Ming]|
Ma Yanqin, who lives in Heyang County, Weinan City, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, returned to the countryside in 2014, and she set up a homespun cloth production center in the village.
Three years later, Ma organized more than 60 local women, including 50 from impoverished households, to set up a homespun cloth cooperative to develop the traditional homespun cloth industry and help the villagers get rid of poverty and increase income right at the doorstep.
|Ma Yanqin introduces the technique of weaving homespun cloth to the customers on April 25. [Xinhua/Tao Ming]|
|Ma Yanqin (L) promotes the homespun cloth products in the store via livestreaming on April 25. [Xinhua/Tao Ming]|
|Wang Lingwa, a woman from an impoverished household in Xizhonglei Community, Heichi Town, Heyang County, Shaanxi Province, weaves homespun cloth on an old-style loom on April 25. [Xinhua/Tao Ming]|
|A villager weaves homespun cloth on an old-style loom in Xizhonglei Community, Heichi Town, Heyang County, Shaanxi Province, on April 25. [Xinhua/Tao Ming]|
(Source: Xinhua/Translated and edited by Women of China)
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