What they say: Aksupa villagers
rest on bushes in my backyard to avoid stray dogs. That’s why they are healthy and their eggs are healthy. They are not born and raised in a chicken farm and stuffed with chemicals. That’s why people in the big cities like my products.” Mamat Yakup,
“I moved to Xinjiang from Chongqing in the 1990s and kept sheep and chickens with my husband. He got sick several years ago, though, so we have to depend on my father-inlaw’s pension. Selling products online brings extra income and gives us hope for our lives in the future.” Zhang Yougui,
“I have more than 20 chickens, and sell the eggs through the township’s online store. But I find that there’s far more than just eggs for sale on the internet. Online shopping is amazing. Since I discovered this function, I have used my daughter’s smartphone to buy everything online. Clothes are cheap and delivered to my house.” Patam Yunus, “I sell about 40 eggs every week. I don’t feed my chickens; they find their own food in the field and only come back to
Zhou Yuexia displays her online store on her smartphone in Daxi village, Yuli county.