Because They’re Worth It

(25 min) Internationally, the definition for absolute poverty is living on an income of under a dollar a day. But the Chinese Government has a lower threshold for poverty: 66 US cents a day. Out of a total Chinese population of 1.3 billion, there are 42 million Chinese who are poor. This film looks at a scheme which is helping poor people break out the cycle of poverty and ignorance – by providing them with small loans, basic health information and education – and hope.