Li Qi Li is an aging farmer from the drought plagued community of Ruoli in Central China.
Like many other farmers, we meet him on his way barefoot to one of his farm plots to check on his crops.
Keeping strong – despite his age
Despite severe back problems, and mature in age - Li Qi Li and his wife still take care of 20 MU (3,3 acres) of land planted with maize and beans. A solid crop, the the harvest of 10 MUs (1,65 acres)planted with beans will bring him 2000 RMB this season.