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SW China province lifts over 416,000 disabled people out of poverty
update:April 14,2020
April 14,2020 -- Southwest China's Guizhou Province has lifted 416,700 disabled people out of poverty as of March 30, local authorities said.
The figure accounted for over 90.5 percent of the province's total number of poor people with disabilities, said the Guizhou Disabled Persons' Federation.
In recent years, Guizhou has rolled out over 20 supportive programs to help disabled people cast off poverty, including launching special education and vocational training.
In 2019, Guizhou invested over 32.8 million yuan (about 4.66 million U.S. dollars) to help 6,139 disabled people become shareholders in local rural economic entities.
Meanwhile, 157 demonstration sites have been set up for the disabled to start businesses and obtain jobs, supporting more than 1,220 families with disabilities to start businesses, providing technical training for nearly 9,600 people and creating jobs for more than 6,220 people.
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