23 August 2023
Microcred Customer since 2020
In 2010, Li Xiaoqiong, weary of urban life, entrusted her mushroom business to her son and made the decision to relocate to the countryside to cultivate cherry trees, sell saplings, and embrace a pastoral lifestyle.
Li Xiaoqiong shared her vision of establishing a cherry blossom garden with the local government. The project received strong encouragement and support from the authorities. However, amidst the allure of the project, she had to confront the realities on the ground. With no prior experience in planting, she embarked on a steep learning curve. To aid her journey, the government arranged for agricultural planting experts to visit her garden multiple times, offering valuable technical advice. The sight of the first batch of cherry blossom trees moved Li Xiaoqiong deeply, even though she was already over 50 years old at the time.
In 2020, as the pandemic took its toll, Li Xiaoqiong encountered cash flow challenges. Due to age restrictions, her previous bank was unable to continue providing support. Through a friend, she was introduced to the director of Microcred China, who swiftly extended financial assistance. “Microcred stepped in to support me when I faced financial difficulties, and the professionalism exhibited by the manager alleviated my concerns about microfinance institutions. I have full confidence in Microcred and look forward to continuing our partnership!”
Presently, Li Xiaoqiong aspires for this forest to serve as a sanctuary where individuals can momentarily escape the pressures of life, unwind, and forge a closer connection with nature.
Fabric shop owner
Businesswoman in the textile sector
Retailer in the food sector
Printing Company Owner
Clothing Store Manager
CEO of a company specialised in visual communication
Entrepreneur in beverage sales
Entrepreneur & Director
GTC | Baobab Group © 2024