Kids, you are so beautiful when you smile
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- “You look so beautiful when you smile, like the sunshine in winter, all good times in the whole world, and a picture scroll.” Children’s smile is healing. It is bright and pure enough to warm everything in the world. Recently, we recorded smiles of such a group of children in the villages of Beibei, Bishan, Tongliang, Fengjie and Wushan in Chongqing. They were born in poor family, and the “spring breeze” from the policy of poverty alleviation blows into the village where these children live. This group of children put on new clothes and lived in a new house... There are smiles on their face! You know what, kids? When you smile, the world becomes brighter!
I am Yuexi from Qiping Village, Tongliang, Chongqing. I am the girl holding lotus leaf. Look, lotus leaf is so pretty! My grandmother loved this lotus pond very much. She liked to take me here to see lotus flowers and lotus leaves along the new road beside my house. There was no road before. When grandmother went out on a rainy day, she got mud all over her clothes. People in the town knew at a glance that she came from Jiapigou, Tongliang. Now we have roads all over the village, so it’s easy for us to get anywhere.
I am Xinyao. I live in a small town in Tongliang, Chongqing. The little girl next to me is my sister Xinyu. Grandma said that the “task” of the four hens was to lay eggs for us to eat, help us gain a good health and learn well. Grandma also told us that our father who went out to work would be back soon. My sister and I are very happy and looking forward to my father’s coming home early.
My name is Yiyi. I’m 5 years old. I live in Sihe Village, Bishan. Since my father ran the Four Seasons Fragrant Ecological Orchard, more people have come to my home. Neighbors in the village will work in my orchard. In the harvest season, there will be many uncles, aunts and children from other places who come here to pick fruits. I like chasing ducks in my orchard and looking for snails under the fruit trees.
I am a boy who likes small animals. My name is Yizi. I live in Santuo Township, Fengjie. I am 4 years old. Every day I sit at the door and watch the hen take the chick for a walk. I also want to raise small animals. Now, my orchard becomes larger. My father went to town to find a better market. This year, he will take my mother and I to live in the town.
I am Chunchun. I live in Anjing Village, Wushan. The girl on the right is my good friend Zhao Yuhan. She is the first friend I know after I moved. My family used to be very poor and I almost dropped out of school. My father said that the policy of poverty alleviation helped me get rid of the tuition and let us live in a new settlement. The village also arranged a public welfare job for my father. I was so happy to live in a new home and met Zhao Yuhan, my good friend.
I am Yueyue, the girl reading on the left of the photo. I am 8 years old who live in Anjing Village, Wushan. The girl on the right side is my elder sister Yuan’er. This year, my father has no longer to go out to work. He contracted more than 50mu orchards with his neighbors. When the fruits are ripe, my sister and I will have tuition fees. The happiest thing this year is that our family moved into a new settlement. We have five rooms in total. My sister and I finally have our own small world.
My name is Shihan and I live in a small mountain village in Fengjie, Chongqing. My grandfather is sitting on the tricycle with me in the photo. Grandpa said that each family in the village grew navel oranges. When the fruits were ripe, he and my grandma picked the fruits from the field to the river and transported it by boat. Now, with the highway and express delivery directly opened to the door, my grandparents no longer have to work hard to pick out oranges. My grandpa can often rode a bike to take me out. Look, how happy we were.
My name is Xinyue and I am 3 years old. I live in Xiaohuaying Village, Beibei District. The old wooden house behind the photo is my old house. Mother said that when she married my father, they just had an old wooden house. Rain leaks in summer, wind leaks in winter. Now we have built a new house of more than 100 square meters, and have moved into a spacious and bright new house.
We live in Anjing Village, Wushan, Chongqing. Look, how happy we were! Today, our lives are getting better and better. Chongqing, our hometown, is struggling against poverty alleviation. In the future, we will be better! Welcome to Chongqing! (Translated by Luo Juan, Fathom Language Limited)