MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHINA | EVENTS

Thank you for making the 9th Annual CAPTIVATING Charity Auction a total SUCCESS!

Saturday, October 14 once again saw guests fill the grand ballroom of the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen China in support of the Annual Captivating Charity Auction – an event run in partnership with the Shenzhen Charity Federation. The evening was amazing – possibly our best yet.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Fund a GREENHOUSE and keep kids in school

Life in rural Qinghai is hard. And the grinding poverty is deepest for single moms who are on their own, taking care of their children and often elderly parents as well.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

You can help girls like Pema

Pema and her mother live in desperate poverty in rural Qinghai. And like thousands of other 13-year-old girls just like her, she is at risk of becoming pregnant as a teenager, exposed to sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and HIV/AIDS or - even worse - one day, she might simply disappear.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Our PIGS for POVERTY program - A Special Kind of Wonderful

This mama and her piglet are a special kind of wonderful. They’re being raised by a single mom and her family in a tiny village in one of the remotest parts of rural Qinghai, where the winters are long and cold and grinding poverty is an ever-present reality.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | END POVERTY | MY BUSINESS - MY FREEDOM | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

Chameli's bright future begins!

Chameli [name changed] is 29 years of age and has two children aged 3 and 5. Chameli was abandoned by her husband and his family. She move to Pokhara in hopes of being able to provide for her two children. Single mothers with no job and no family support are easy targets for traffickers. Chameli heard about the Captivating / 3AN My Business-My Freedom program. This life changing program equips women with skills and opportunities to become self-sustainable - helping to prevent her and her children from becoming victims of human trafficking. Chameli joined one of the My Business-My Freedom groups in her community.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | EVENTS | INTERCEPT A GIRL AT THE BORDER | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING

STOP the Traffick 5k - Global Success!

We are excited to share with you the amazing results now we are almost at the end of our global STOP THE TRAFFICK 5k event.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Greenhouses are dotting remote Qinghai

Thanks to the ongoing and generous support of GPA Global, our 2017 aim of funding the construction of greenhouses for 200 families is well on the way. As of today, 96 families are already enjoying produce from their greenhouses (see pictures). A further 43 families will finish construction their greenhouses in a matter of weeks.


MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM | CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Two years changes everything for Dechen Tso

This month [July 2017], three girls from Project Eden who have been studying at the School of Electronics and Technology of Dongguan, have finished all their school-based courses and will be starting a one-year internship after this summer on-track to graduate in June 2018. Through the Captivating Project Eden schooling program, we have been thrilled to see their growth and development over the years thanks to lots of hard work by them, as well as amazing support from the team at Project Eden. Our thanks also to their dedicated sponsors and supporters, and of course Dockpo and the SGVTS team where the girls first got their chance at a new life several years ago now. We hope you enjoy Dechen's story: