"I didn't want to be a poor man." In 2016, Phupa Tashi hoped to live a prosperous life. At that time, he and his ailing mother Tsering Drolma, lived in a hut covering 40 m2, with meager income solving basic food and clothing.
Phupa Tashi’s happy life
By: Liu Fang, Zhu Nan,China Tibet News
Updated: February 04, 2020
Since the beginning of hard battle against poverty, Nyal Village of Tunggar Town, Nang County of Nyingchi City, southwest China's Tibet Autonomous Region, has changed traditional mode of planting highland barley and other agricultural products, and built 60 greenhouses to develop vegetable planting.
Phupa Tashi got a greenhouse, actively participated in the vegetable planting technology training course held by the county's Bureau of Human Resources and Social Security and began to learn more. In the same year, Tunggar Town implemented a household breeding project and a policy of improving poor people's housing conditions. His family got 3 yaks, being listed in the first batch of construction projects.
In 2017, his old house was replaced by a new one. "Yaks grew up day by day; vegetables in the greenhouse were planted one after another, gradually bringing a better life." However, he clearly knew that the key to getting rid of poverty was to have his own way to become rich. After deliberation, he had an idea of borrowing money to buy a transport cart.
When he told Sonam Dorje, the person providing pairing help, about this idea, Sonam Dorje said, "The method was feasible. I would be your guarantor for loan." Soon after, he bought a delivery truck, increasing his annual income about 10,000 yuan RMB.
In 2018, his family got rid of poverty. "In 2019, my yaks gave birth to 2 calves; plus money earning from transportation, the life became more and more prosperous." He calculates his income in a year.
After getting rid of poverty, he didn't stop here. In 2019, he planted peppers. "Thanks to good policies of the party and the government, life is very happy now," he says.