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From: China Tibet Online 2011-08-01 13:51:00
by: Helen Wong
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A '80s' villager's satisfying life in scenic Lunang

Pungco Drohma and her two years old girl.
Pungco Drohma and her two years old girl. [Photo/ China Tibet Online]

Five years ago, Pungco Drohma married a man in Lunang, southeastern Tibet's Niyingchi. Now she is a mother of two children and runs a home inn.

Drohma is satisfied with her life right now. "We plant some barley, wheat and lettuces on our own plot of land," she smiled.

Zhongmai, the village where Drohma lives, is well known for its beautiful natural scenery.

In recent years, Lunang County has called on local people to develop local abundant tourism resources. Now Zhongmai has become one of the 20 local villages offering home inn services to tourists.

The localhome inns are commonly decorated in typical Tibetan style.The rate is not expensive, around 30 yuanper person per day. The authentic Tibetan food is served according to the preference of guests.

Every day, Drohma gets up at 5 and prepares breakfast for his  family and their guests. She said that some guests prefer congee porridge, but her inn also provides Tibetan butter tea, eggs and steamed bread in the morning.

"Last year, sixteen guests from other countries stayed at our inn for a night. The guide said they were happy and would like to visit it again," the lady host told us delightedly.

In daily life, Drohma's husband goes out to graze animals sometimes and collect wild products,such as wild mushrooms, caterpillar fungus in summer. The four-person family also raises over thirty cows and Tibetan pigs.

The local government also provides timely and favorable financial aid for local villagers just like the young couple.

At first, the village committee organized five households to open family hotels. Drohma's family opened the family hotel one year later.

Her father-in-law helped the couple to have the house decorated in 2007, and the government joined them with an investment to build up rooms on the second floor.

The local tourism develops so satisfactorily, and "we have paid back the favorable loan of 40,000 yuan from the bank," Drohma says proudly.

Diligent as they are, Drohma and her husband have created their own prosperous life.

In their leisure, Drohma's husband enjoys playing computer games after supper. "He is sort of a fan, for computer games," she laughs.

Their children Pungco Drohma and Nyingma Tsering now live with their grandfather day and night.

"They will both go to kindergarten at three," Drohmasaid definitely. "We hope they will go to university because knowledge is very important."

As one of the generation born after 1980s, a 80's as it is called in China, like her husband, Dromhma  said young people like her are so lucky to live in  good times. 

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