Ma Fuying (b.1927) is a resident of Wanbaochang Village, Tongchang Town, Yimen County, Yunnan Province. 1959 when the famine started, her husband was sent to work on the construction of roads and dams. At home they could eat wild vegetables and very thin congee. Cooking was not allowed at home. Everyone had to work in order to get any food. Her father was in his 70s and had to work every day. He starved and had edema, eventually died. She had edema too and gynecological disorders. Most of the poor and lower-middle peasants survived the famine, many upper-middle peasants and rich landlords died of starvation.