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Quadruplets family shakes off poverty in E China

Xinhua
20 Sep 2020, 11:05 GMT+10

The quadruplet girls read a book at the classroom in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Once living in poor conditions, the family of quadruplet girls now shakes off poverty in E China's Jiangxi.

GANZHOU, Sept. 20 (Xinhua) -- Wu Nianyou, a farmer in Shangbao Village of Ganzhou City, and his wife saw their quadruplet daughters come to the world on a morning in September 2010. They named their daughters Wu Mengling, Wu Mengting, Wu Mengyun and Wu Mengqin, who became their worry to raise up with little income only from the fields.

The family of quadruplet girls pose for a photo at their old house on Sept. 14, 2011 (L, up) and on May 25, 2016 (R, up) and at their new house on Sept. 7, 2017 (L, down) and on Sept. 10, 2020 (R, down). (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

Being premature babies, the girls were in poor health conditions which needed lots of money to treat. With the help of the local government and society, the family overcame their difficulties in the hardest two years of their life.

Basic living allowances were given to the girls and the couple were offered jobs near their home. Henhouse, duck shed and fish pool were built near their house by the local government as ways to increase their income, and a three-layer house was built in 2016 in the help of local policy.

On Jan. 1, 2019, the family shook off poverty and now live a better life.

The quadruplet girls have fun in a kindergarten which cuts their tuition fee to half in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 25, 2016. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

The quadruplet girls do homework at the door at home due to power cut in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 25, 2016. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

The quadruplet girls show their certificates of merit at home in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, May 25, 2016. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

The quadruplet girls feed the poultry at home in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

The quadruplet girls are on their way home from school in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 9, 2020. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

The quadurplet girls are on their way home from school in Shangbao Village, Ganzhou City of east China's Jiangxi Province, Sept. 10, 2020. (Xinhua/Wan Xiang)

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