With the support of TFish, the project aims to support with micro loans to housewives from a poverty-stricken village in Huining county, Gansu province. It will promote income and provide development opportunities to women in the villages
On June 2, 2015, 2 teachers from TFish and a development worker from Qingyuan Rural Development went to Lucha village. They did evaluation job for micro loans for women. For 3 days, they visited households and did interviews and video for 20 households. They got to know situations on development micro loans for women in villages. Meanwhile, they learned more about the life situation of women in the village.
Women from 20 households joined micro loan project. All of them chose husbandry forming. 2 households would raise cow and 18 households would raise sheep. The families have bought 2 sheep to develop the project.
Changes in the village: When villagers talked about the project, they would mentioned about the project. They became aware of the project.
Villager A, “when I had the loan, I bought a female sheep the next day and 2 lambs. Then I bought another sheep. The lambs grew up and the price raised. A lamb can earn 200RMB more.”
Villager B, “I bought 2 sheep with the loan and they gave birth to a lamb. One of the sheep was dead. It was pity. When the lamb become bigger, I can sell for a good price.”
Villager C, “I bought 2 female sheep and one of them gave birth to 2 lambs. The female sheep just fed one lamb, so I had to buy a few bags of milk powder for it. Now the lamb always follows us. We became sheep mother.”
Original article written by Cunjun Ma, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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