Meet Dong Cheng Shou, a multiskilled farmer from Ruoli village in Gansu Province of Central China.
He is one of many villagers who have recently applied for loans through the micro-credit scheme which was launched by BESTSELLER FOUNDATION partners in the area.
With help from the loans, Dong Cheng Shou has been able to expand his farming activities by setting up a small fruit orchard which enabled him to start selling dried fruits at his homestead.
The community of Ruoli consists of four small villages set in a hilly and extremely dry environment. It is set far from bigger towns and has no access to natural sources of water.