Ti­betan poverty re­lief vil­lage re­set­tles hun­dreds

China Daily - - PAGE TWO -

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.

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