Tibetan poverty relief village resettles hundreds
Once piled high with heaps of stones, Sanyou village, which lies along the Lhasa-Shigatse railway line, is now a place of hope, with 184 homes and 712 people lifted out of poverty. The convenient geographical location has allowed villagers to gradually improve their lives by developing businesses. Once poverty-stricken, Aunt Nima lives in a 144 square meter, two story town house, and all family members have jobs. Her daughter earns 5,000 yuan per month. Various supporting projects continue to help people live better lives, which explains the name Sanyou — literally, “Three Have” — meaning to have a home, work and health.