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Good news on poverty alleviation in Guizhou by Li Danni,November 17, 2017 Adjust font size:

As the poorest province in China, Guizhou has been the main battlefield in poverty alleviation. Of 88 counties, 66 are classified as poor. To date, 3.7 million individuals have been registered as impoverished.

In 2017, Guizhou aims to reduce its poverty figures by more than 1 million individuals, 20 counties, 90 towns and 2,300 villages. Also, 750,000 people and 3,500 villages will be relocated. At the same time, Guizhou will put more effort into employment policies, ensuring that relocated residents find work and live a better life.

Three women from Longhe Village. And the one in front had emerged from poverty in 2016. [Photo by Yang Le]

There are 405 people from 105 poor households in Longhe. With the support of leading enterprises and rich families, and after taking a course in embroidery, local women have found work or started their own business at home. It creates a new way for them to increase income and escape poverty.

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