RURAL COMMUNITIES

 

China‚Äôs Yunnan Province sits in the southwestern portion of the country and borders Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam.   This province is home to breathtaking landscape, rich natural resources, and a concentrated portion of ethnic minority groups.

 

There are 26 ethnic minorities living in Yunnan, with the vast majority living in remote mountainous areas, working as farmers, speaking their own tribal language. Typical villages are composed of approximately 50 families. In 2015, the 5.74 million farmers in Yunnan lived on an income of less than $360 for the year.

 

Many countryside people, especially women, have very little education. These villages usually have no toilets, no water treatment systems, and are far from schools and hospitals. Preventable infectious diseases are common in these villages due to lack of health and sanitation education. The proportional high cost of health care for these rural people often keeps them in the cycle of poverty.

 

To the best of our ability, our organization serves these marginalized populations through water and sanitation systems, health services, and education support.

 

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Many countryside people, especially women, have very little education. These villages usually have no toilets, no water treatment systems, and are far from schools and hospitals. Preventable infectious diseases are common in these villages due to lack of health and sanitation education. The proportional high cost of health care for these rural people often keeps them in the cycle of poverty.

 

To the best of our ability, our organization serves these marginalized populations through water and sanitation systems, health services, and education support.