Yuan Dacheng’s Story – Written by Francine Zhang (Project Manager)

Yuan Dacheng is one of the local farmers in Censer Mountain village. He is suffering from poor health, the whole family living depends on breeding 13 geese, 16 ducks and planting 10 mu (1.6 acres) of vegetable land. Yuan’s younger daughter stays at her aunties’ in the downtown during the week for studying because the only primary school in their village was closed down, only at the weekend the family can gather together to enjoy quality time.

The family annual income was 6000rmb, after deducting 2000rmb for the daughter’s education fee, the rest of the money could barely cover the expenses and the farming needs, especially when Yuan had a relapse of his diseases. In April he stayed in the hospital for over a month, which cost them more than 10,000RMB. The couple are so depressed about these expenses.

After the Captivating Project arrived in Censer Mountain Village, without any hesitation Yuan joined the project received seed money in the form of a loan to the value of RMB6,000 (US$1,000). He plans to invest this money in purchasing 100 goslings to make more profit. He has big confidence in this business and hopes everything goes smoothly so he can return the 6000rmb fund in one year as well as give his wife and daughter a better life.

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