Milk of kindness for poor families
Women from poor areas in China will be offered free training courses on housekeeping and babysitting, so they can be professional nannies in the future. The organizer, Netherlands-based milk powder producer Royal Friesland Campina NV, donated 1.2 million yuan ($177,000) in July to help 200 rural women who lacked the education or working skills to improve their lives. The first phase of the project was conducted last year, targeting 140 women from poor counties in five provinces. After the onemonth training, the monthly salary of those who worked in Beijing reached a maximum 7,000 yuan, according to the company.