In 2014, more than 5,000 people moved to Guangrong Village from Xiji County in Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region because of severe water shortage in their area. Women left behind lost their only viable source of income. Qiao Xue is a leatherworker and an inheritor of intangible cultural heritage. The Women's Federation of Yinchuan suggested she work with mothers who needed income without leaving home. So she started a project that would help women sew a brighter future.
Updated 06:36, 27-Sep-2018