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.

Through the My Business-My Freedom program, Chameli is receiving training in tailoring and has plans of opening her own tailoring shop soon. Chameli is grateful for this incredible opportunity and for the group she is part of. She receives moral support from women who are in a similar position as she is and who are all willing to work hard to change their situation and give their children a brighter future. Once Chameli finishes her training, she will be eligible to apply for her first loan to begin her new business – HER BUSINESS, HER FREEDOM.

5 women have received their very first loan through this program ranging from 18,000 NPR [US$173] to 22,000 NPR [US$211]. Tailoring, door-to-door clothing sales, a local tea shop and poultry farming are business that have just been started by these women.

71 women are now part of the MY BUSINESS – MY FREEDOM program, a program that will progressively expand up to 1,000 clients. As they complete their training, and with much support and guidance, each of these women will receive a small loan to begin their own business.

 

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.




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.




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.




CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Another 10 greenhouses - Thanks Nick!

Another 10 greenhouses have been added to the already 173 greenhouses starting to dot the rural landscape of Western China. Thanks to a generous donor named Nick, more families now have the opportunity to grow fresh produce almost all year round.




CAPTIVATING FOSTER FAMILY LOANS PROGRAMS | END POVERTY | KENYA

This story of a 'mothers heart' will blow you away

This is the story of a young boy whose circumstances forced him to life on the streets. It’s also the story of a woman whose ‘mother’s heart’ found a boy who needed a mother.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

MY FIRST JOB Program - Breaking the cycle of poverty

Hualdntso has never been to school but she understands the value of education and wants to be able to send her daughter to school and also university. Hualdnotso’s dream for her daughter is that she will be well educated and able to get a good job and be self-sustainable.