While household incomes of many people in Yangshuo have risen dramatically over the past 20 years with the influx of tourism, there are many here who still make a subsistence living. The majority are rice farmers and fishermen, who have been affected by climate change, decades of monoculture farming and over fishing. Many of these local people supplement their incomes with cash crops in order to pay for their children's education.
Help with planting and harvesting, as well as spending a couple of hours a day teaching English can make a big difference to many families, especially those whose younger children have gone off to cities to find work.
If you'd like to contribute to the lives of poor local families in Yangshuo County, please let us know where you'd like to help and how much time you'd like to spend. We are proud to facilitate the involvement of our guests in the betterment of Yangshuo people.