Female operator aids villagers with combine harvester

Du Mengyuan operates a combine harvester through the wheat fields in Guanmiaodu village of Lushan county in Pingdingshan city, Central China’s Henan province, May 29, 2024. [Photo/Xinhua]

Amidst the golden waves of wheat and the roar of machinery, 22-year-old Du Mengyuan, a female machine operator, skillfully maneuvers a combine harvester through the fields in Henan province.

Growing up in a rural village, Du Mengyuan developed a deep connection with the land. After graduating from university in 2023, she made the bold decision to return to her hometown and start her own business. “I love this land and hope to give back to my hometown with what I have learned,” Du said.