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Goji berry pickers go for lunch after work at a planting base in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020.(Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)

Better life earned by industrious people. Female goji berry pickers' seasonal part-time work to support their families in NW China's Ningxia.

ZHONGNING, July 10 (Xinhua) -- In Kaiyuan Village of Hongsibao District, groups of women rise early to catch the buses to start their daily work, picking goji berry, at Zhongning goji berry planting base which is 10 km away in northwest China's Ningxia.

Hongsibu is a large community of ecomigration, where residents formerly living in environmentally vulnerable areas are relocated.

As this year's goji berry harvest season comes, about 22,800 goji berry pickers, most of whom are women from the resettlement, get busy in the planting base.

By picking goji berries for over a month, each of them can earn a salary ranging from 7,000 to 8,000 RMB (from 1,002 U.S. dollars to 1,145 U.S. dollars) to support their families.

Goji berry pickers get on a bus heading for a planting base in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Haocheng)

Aerial photo taken on June 30, 2020 shows goji berry pickers working at goji berry fields in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. (Xinhua/Yang Zhisen)

Goji berry pickers walk towards goji berry fileds in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Goji berry pickers work at goji berry fields in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)

A goji berry picker works at goji berry fields in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Jia Haocheng)

Goji berry pickers sorts out goji berries at a planting base in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)

Goji berry picker check their lists recording weight of harvested goji berries on a bus in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Goji berry pickers look out of the windows on a bus when approaching a planting base in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Wang Peng)

Goji berry pickers show dirty hands after work in Zhongning County, northwest China's Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, June 30, 2020. (Xinhua/Feng Kaihua)■

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