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Woman in her 70s delivers water to support family

2010-10-21 15:30:17 GMT2010-10-21 23:30:17 (Beijing Time)  China Daily

Gao Meiyun, who is in her 70s, has to climb the stairs carrying bottled water weighing 20 kilograms to her clients every day, even though she weighs less than 38 kilograms. Gao lives with her sick son and grandson in Shijingshan District of Beijing, and the burden falls on her sore shoulders. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao looks at her house piled with water bottles and takes a break. The house has neither air conditioner nor a fun making people feel a little suffocated. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao suffers a severe cough and other illnesses but has no money for medical care, as all the money gained from her water station is used to support her family. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao considers how many bottles of water she needs to sell in a day. If she stocks more bottles than she needs in a day, she will have less money to buy food. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao loads a 20-kilogram bottle of water for delivery. [Photo/Xinhua]

Gao takes a breath after climbing the stairs while making a delivery.[Photo/Xinhua]

Gao Meiyun, who is in her 70s, has to climb the stairs carrying bottled water weighing 20 kilograms to her clients every day, even though she weighs less than 38 kilograms. Gao lives with her sick son and grandson in Shijingshan District of Beijing, and the burden falls on her sore shoulders.

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