Fuyang, Anhui Province: 70 legless old people growing melon family is regarded as the most "hard core" to get rid of poverty.
Hefei, 14 Nov (Xinhua) title: Fuyang, Anhui Province: 70 legless old people growing melon and supporting families are regarded as the most "hard core" typical of getting rid of poverty.
Xinhua News Agency reporter Bao Xiaojing
He was beaten by fate three times. His daughter died in an accident, his wife was paralyzed after being hit, and he himself lost his legs in a car accident at the age of 70.
However, he did not want to rely on relief. After recovering and leaving the hospital, he sat on a homemade skateboard, used his hands as his feet, and continued to grow watermelons with an annual income of more than 10,000 yuan. And free of charge to the villagers to teach planting techniques-71-year-old farmer Yan Fanzhi of Pilou Village, Mazhai Township, Yingzhou District, Fuyang City, has therefore been praised by local poverty alleviation cadres as the most "rigid" uncle, the most "hard core" out of poverty model.
As early as 2014, Yan Fanzhi began growing watermelons with the help of the government. Relying on hard work and good technology, his watermelons not only mature early, can sell a good price, but also the output is higher than that of ordinary people. Yan Fanzhi was lifted out of poverty in 2016.
However, in the early hours of June 27, 2017, as usual, he pushed a tricycle full of watermelons to catch the morning market. A large lorry sped in on the county road and collided with a tricycle. When he woke up, he was already lying in a hospital bed in the county hospital, his legs amputated from below his knees.
This is not the first time Yan Fanzhi has been hit hard by fate-his eldest daughter died unexpectedly 20 years ago. His wife, who was hit too hard, fell to the ground and caused cerebral hemorrhage, which was judged to be a vegetable by the hospital.
Yan Fanzhi was not defeated by fate. He took his wife home to take good care of, half a year later, a miracle happened: the wife slowly woke up, and gradually can carry their own bowl to eat, with the help of a few more steps, and even memory and thinking are slowly recovering in recent years. In 2014, the local government listed Yan Fanzhi as a poor family and helped him start growing watermelons. In 2016, Yan Fanzhi had an income of more than 10,000 yuan to grow watermelons, and the days were about to get better.
But the car accident in 2017 not only cost him 200000 yuan in medical bills, but also cost him his legs. When the Task Force on Poverty became aware of his experience, it coordinated with the civil affairs department to handle the minimum security for him. In order to solve his travel difficulties, the Poverty Alleviation Task Force of the standing Committee of the Fuyang Municipal people's Congress in Pilou Village actively reflected the situation to the support units, won 50,000 yuan in funds, and built a convenient road of love for him and the poor households along the route. This rekindled Yan Fanzhi's hope.
"my life is not my own! If I were gone, how would my wife live? " Yan Fanzhi said that several children have separated and that he has taken care of their wives over the years.
Do not want to drag down their children, let alone rely on government relief. In March 2018, Yan Fanzhi took the initiative to apply to the Task Force for Poverty Alleviation Project in Watermelon planting Industry.
"without my legs, I still have a pair of hands. If I plant a few acres of watermelon every year, I can earn more than 10,000 yuan, which is basically enough for me and my wife all year round." Yan Fanzhi said.
While the poverty alleviation cadres stationed in the village praised him, they could not help but worry that watermelon cultivation required a lot of manpower to pay. How can the elderly who lost their legs do a good job in field management?.
Yan Fanzhi said firmly, "Don't worry, if I don't cheat, I'll be able to grow it well!"
Since then, when the task force visited the house, they often saw the old man who had lost his legs sitting on a homemade scooter, moving the scooter with his hands and picking up the seedlings in the watermelon field. While taking care of his wife who could not take care of himself, he carefully managed 3 mu of melon fields, and in the end, his watermelon was still the precocious and most productive of his watermelon, with sales of 7000 yuan of watermelon on 3 mu of land and a government subsidy of 5000 yuan. Yan Fanzhi did not return to poverty. He also often sat on a scooter to guide other people's melon fields to guide interplanting techniques. Under his leadership, about 10 people in the village had learned watermelon interplanting techniques. Pi Xinwei and Cai Wenxing, two poor households in the same village, successively increased their income and lifted themselves out of poverty by planting watermelons. In October 2019, Yan Fanzhi was named "the most beautiful household out of poverty in Fuyang City".
Liu Changcheng, deputy captain of the poverty alleviation team in Pilou Village, Mazhai Township, Yingzhou District, Fuyang City, said, Yan Fanzhi, a "hard-core" poverty-free household, is a "mirror"-there are also some poor households at the grass-roots level who are "lying down to help the poor", who are not satisfied with the existing poverty alleviation policies, and some villagers who still want to enjoy the treatment of poor households. We will compare them with Yan Fanzhi.
"he did not wait for help; he did not argue for relief. He often tells poverty alleviation team members to help those who really need help and those who are worthy of help. " Liu Great Wall said.