Two young ladies in Guilin, Guangxi Province, China are now college graduates.
Li Qiu Yan came into our care at the age of 8 years old. Her mother had died from cancer two years before. Her father was trying to provide food for a family of five: himself, Qiu Yan, her sister, and grandparents. He provided food for the table by farming in their poor village, but her mother’s illness had created a great debt for the family. In later years, he decided to plant fruit trees instead of rice to hopefully provide better income. During her high school years, Qiu Yan decided to study more science because she felt it would provide her with more job opportunities in the future. When she returned home to visit, she helped with housework or in the fields with her father. This year she is graduating with a degree in Science and Technology. Her plans include searching for a job in Guilin, located close to her hometown. She wants to be closer to relatives and take care of her father since he is getting older. We are grateful for her sponsors for supporting her for the past 14 years!
Li Ping, also in Guilin, China, came into our care when she was 9 years old. At the age of 3, her father was sentenced to death for killing her mother. We found her living with a poor uncle and grandma who were only surviving by farming the land. Ping studied hard through the years during high school and college, overcoming her sad background and family life. When she visited her family, she was always helpful with the farming and housework. Now Ping is graduating with a college degree in Science and Environmental Science. She has signed a contract with a company in the coastal city Hiuzhou, which is close to Shenzhen City in southern China.We are thankful for her sponsors who helped her during the past 14 years!