Kowloon City Stories / Contribution

The owner of cottage industry

Speaking from a pair of hands.

She is an elderly person, with bent fingers and weak hands that are difficult to move.

Knowing her because of my outreach work, my impression is that she is a clever old lady. During the chat with her, she shared the story of her life in To Kwa Wan in the past. She was the proprietress of a shoe making cottage factory. She worked hard every day with her husband and the workers. They needed to work day and night in the small cottage factory when chasing the deadline.

The old lady said that she had to work every day but would also play Mahjong every day. This is their living style, looking after their families and working hard to raise the kids. When the elder tell of their stories, it is like reading a living history book, letting us see the humanity of those years.

Thank you for her hard work.

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