A generous local from Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, northwest China, recently received an award for helping over 500 women to find jobs and shake off poverty, according to a media profile.
Pashagurui Kerim was given the National Anti-poverty Award for leading over 500 rural laborers to work in the mainland in the past three years. Overall, she has helped 179 families increase their incomes.
Kuraki won admiration from officials for shouldering the responsibility of helping so many people. "Women's strength cannot be underestimated," commented Xinjiang Daily.
More and more women are using their hard work and wisdom to shake off poverty and win their independence and dignity. The fields of endeavor they have chosen include embroidery and agritainment owner. Others have become entrepreneurs.
In the past, due to religious extremism in parts of Xinjiang, some women were afraid to show their faces or participate in social activities, let alone pursue their own growth and progress.
Nowadays, under the guidance and help of the Party committees and governments at all level, more and more women have rejected extremism and work hard for a harmonious and happy life.
It is gratifying that they have become an important force to overcome poverty.
Within the family, women are important for their irreplaceable roles in training and cultivating children.
Therefore, helping impoverished women escape poverty is related to women's own survival and development, the intergenerational transmission of poverty as well as the overall process of poverty alleviation.
At present, the poverty alleviation campaign have entered a critical period. Women's wisdom and strength are precious.
By guiding impoverished women to get employment in such fields as farming, rural tourism and rural e-commerce, it is hoped that this will help realize the goal of not losing a single person on the road towards developing a well-off society in an all-round way as soon as possible.
(Source: Xinjiang Daily/Translated and edited by Women of China)