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.
Everywhere showed dried and deserted in winter in Huining county. Only in spring, green comes out of earth day by day, bringing wonderful lives.
In the early of November, 2014, we visited villagers for micro loans in Lucha village with 2 staff from Little Red Scarf. We surveyed on basic situations as family economic income, role of female, development hopes and possible ways to increase income, etc.
We did brief exchange with women who just came back from fields. As a traditional village, women were confined to the family chores and men work outside of the village. Wife and husband take different responsibilities at home. Cook always one of jobs that a woman has to take in a family, so it is impossible to decide who will cook or wash dishes by throwing a coin. It is a fixed situation in a village family for male and female.
For 24 hours a day, men and women are busy for their own jobs. Some who are left in the villages do plantations or cultivation to generate income. Female takes more chores. Before meals, men can take a rest while women are busy in the kitchens.
We hope our visit can help to bring some developments to the women in the village, providing learning opportunities or alternative skills to generate income to them. It’s March and spring, we got support for our micro loans from TFish. In the following days, we hope to provide more helps to more mothers.
Original article written by Cunjun Ma, translated by Maggie Li, and edited by Yanyan Zhang
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