Promoting Women Entrepreneurship In This Chinese Village Cut Poverty

An innovative project in Waipula, a historic Yi ethnic village in Yunnan Province, China, cut poverty by inspiring women entrepreneurship. In 2017, a third of the villagers lived below the poverty line, and many others were forced to leave in search of a better life in urban areas. But now Waipula’s female entrepreneurs have become change-makers and literate in their rights. The project's first phase saw poverty fall from 28% to 0 in just three years, lifting 60 households above the poverty line. Watch to know how promoting women's entrepreneurship changed the fortune of this village.