BESTSELLER FOUNDATION meets Lu Shi Feng on a Ruoli hilltop - where she grows a certain plant which can be made into cooking oil.
She is a strong women which has a long history living and farming in the area. Lu Shi Feng has lived in the dry area of Ruoli with her husband for almost 40 years. All her children have left for greener pastures in Bayin and Jinguyan.
When we meet her, Lu Shi Feng’s husband has just left to take their 10-20 goats for grazing. The two now oversee 20-30 MU (3,5-5 acres) planted with maize, potatoes, wheat and oil-plants which bring enough food to sustain their household.
They may be less mobile and have less energy than before, but Lu Shi Feng still remembers how their village was before: