Sunday, October 24, 2010

The Shouldn't Be Breadwinner

Woman In Her 70s Deliver Water To Support Family

Gao Meiyun, who is in her 70s, has to climb the stairs carrying bottled water weighing 20 kilograms to her clients every day, even though she weighs less than 38 kilograms. Gao lives with her sick son and grandson in Shijingshan District of Beijing, and the burden falls on her sore shoulders. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao looks at her house piled with water bottles and takes a break. The house has neither air conditioner nor a fun making people feel a little suffocated. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao suffers a severe cough and other illnesses but has no money for medical care, as all the money gained from her water station is used to support her family. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao considers how many bottles of water she needs to sell in a day. If she stocks more bottles than she needs in a day, she will have less money to buy food. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao loads a 20-kilogram bottle of water for delivery. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao takes a breath after climbing the stairs while making a delivery. [Photo/Xinhua]

1 comment:

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Ummie, most of us takes life as granted and sometimes even grumble about life.
But there are people out there who have to struggle just to live.
Real sad see these pics of what lie can be, aged 70!
Best regards, Lee.