Longwan Caring Home is located in Dahua County, which was listed as one of the poorest counties in Guangxi Province. Longwan Caring Home is a big family consisting of orphans, single parents, and abandoned children. The normal expense of the Home is sustained by plantation, breeding, and small business.
The children of Longwan live far away in the village. They were sent to Longwan for reasons. They would come back home for help during busy season. 10 persons followed Guanyuan to his hometown. It takes about 6 hours bus and 4 hours’ walking. We experienced rough and dangerous mountainous roads.
Jiawei said, “I did not find the importance of Longwan before I visit the village. The children do not need to walk by living in Longwan.” Uncke Dayang said we just started.
10 days ago, I came here. I had imagined the place had blue sky and innocent children. 10 days later, they told me what is grateful and love. How can I describe each smiling face? I am not sure if I should be sad or take pity on them.
There are a group of left-behind children. Some people had tried to protect them by not mentioning their parents. Actually, they had accepted such reality, since they could not choose what they wanted. We are here to keep accompany with them and teach them
Each family has several children. We went to a Miao village which is poorer than we had expected. I took a picture and asked if someone had been living there. I was told 3 sisters lived here 3 years ago. They had moved out now. A group of children were standing outside and looking at us curiously. An uncle said something to greet us. He was sweeping away horse manure. I noticed a girl came and said hello to us. We met another uncle with hunched back. He told us to be careful about the terrible situation about the roads and asked us to report to the government. Looking at his back, I asked myself what I should do.
It was not easy to going down the roads. The children were running easily. Some people were sitting on the side of the road. They were building water tank. They also asked us to report the situation of the road to the government. A heavy storm was coming after we got down from the mountain.
We were leaving. They hoped we would bring some hope for them.
Original article written by Aihua Ban, translated and edited by Maggie Li
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