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Chinese Girl Who Does Her Homework on A Pile of Bricks Proves the Struggle is Real

While most schoolchildren spend their weekends playing with friends or relaxing at home, an 11-year-old Chinese girl spends her break from school at a construction site.

Every weekend, Xiong Jing, a primary school student from Suichuan county, accompanies her parents at their workplace as they are both bricklayers by trade. There, she is usually seen doing her homework, amid the busy surroundings of the site. Xiong, her father, Xiong Jiangu, and mother, Zhang Yulan, live in the southwestern part of China in Jiangxi province.

Chinese Grandma Wears a Minnie Mouse Costume for the Most Heartbreaking Reason

At 70 years old, one old grandma from China should be settled in her home rather than working under the scorching heat of the sun wearing a mascot costume.

Ying Peizhi, who comes from a town called Dezhou in China, has a lot of responsibilities on her shoulders. In order to pay her family’s medical bills, this 70-year-old grandma wears a Minnie Mouse costume and poses with tourists at a park in Shandong Province.  

China is Spending $158 Billion to Get 3.4 Million People Out of Poverty By 2020

China in 2017 is set to relocate 3.4 million people living in poverty to less disadvantaged places in an effort to eliminate extreme poverty in the country by 2020, President Xi Jinping said.

The plan was announced in 2016, when 2.49 million people from high-poverty communities were moved to areas with better school and hospitals, access to roads, water or power, the National Development and Reform Commission said.

Devastating Photos Capture the Lines Dividing the Rich and Poor in South Africa

In a project titled “Unequal Scene”, Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller uses a drone to capture the inequality that exists in South Africa.

“Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. The beauty of being able to fly is to see things from a new perspective – to see things as they really are,” Miller writes on his website.

Poor Wife Can’t Handle Her Rich Husband’s Lifestyle, Burns All Her Designer Bags

One stressed wife, reportedly upset with the high standards set by her wealthy husband’s family, resorted to burning all her designer handbags in a dramatic scene after being inspired by an online film.

The woman, whose name is unknown, is a student studying in Guangzhou and comes from a poor family. She married into her husband’s wealthy family after just one year of dating and lived a life of luxury, allegedly enjoying five-star hotels, a mansion to live in, expensive cars and designer handbags.

Why Poor People Actually Pay More Than Rich People For Toilet Paper

A surprising study revealed that low-income families are unable to afford to save when it comes to buying household supplies like toilet paper.

Families with low incomes pay more for everyday household items such as toilet paper than families with higher incomes. It’s not that low-income families are unaware of how to take advantage of discounts and deals, but their ability to buy in bulk is financially limited. As a result, the shoppers who need to save money the most are forking over more of their paycheck.