Sichuan man helps disabled earn a living

Updated 2018-05-08 14:47:06

Chen and his wife pose for a photo at their shop in Yanmen.

As the saying goes, that which does not kill us makes us stronger. 41-year-old Chen Shuangcheng, who lost his left leg at the age of 19, now helps people with disabilities in his hometown escape poverty.

The clothes shop Chen runs at Yanmen town in Wenchuan county, Aba Tibetan and Qiang autonomous prefecture in Southwest China's Sichuan province, focuses on making Qiang ethnic costumes.

"I earned a gross revenue of around 80,000 yuan (,566) through selling Qiang ethnic costumes in 2017," Chen said.

He never thought he would open a clothes shop after graduating from high school at the age of 19 and finding a job at a hydropower station.

After working in the hydropower station for just one month, an accident left Chen with one leg.

"At that time, I felt so hopeless. I did not want to live," Chen said.

"However, thanks to my family's and friends' encouragement, I survived the difficulty and regained my confidence in life," he added.

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