How to build a greenhouse

During the past year, 171 greenhouses were built throughout Western China. This is no easy task and so we thought we’d share with you the steps to building a greenhouse.

  1. An excavator is used to clear, level and prepare the building site.

2. The dirt wall is prepared and braced with supports, ready to lay the bricks.

3. The bricks are laid as the support wall and the two ends.

4. The frames are assembled and plastic sheeting is secured.

5. Training is carried out on how to properly maintain the greenhouse and how to best grow vegetables.

6. Rotations of crops are planted throughout the year, resulting in plentiful, year-round harvest for the family.

Below are some of the women and their children, most are single mothers (our primary focus of this program moving forward), who are now proud owners of a greenhouse. They understand how to grow vegetables that will help to provide proper nutrition for their children and provide ample crops that they can sell and earn extra money so their children will be able to remain stable in school. Thank you to GPA Global for matching the funds of everyone who has donated to this amazing project for 2017. 

CHINA | END POVERTY | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES

Best strawberry ever!

A few days ago a boy randomly gave me a strawberry as I stood by his mountain-top village trying to catch my breath. At 3,700m altitude the air certainly gets thin. But even my mind - dulled with headache from a lack of oxygen - did not miss the significance that the strawberry was especially picked because it was in the shape of a heart.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A bright future for this mom and baby

For me, it's all about the story. This baby will grow up to get the education she deserves (along with regular servings of bacon and eggs I imagine). Happy Days.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Education changes everything

We all know that true beauty is what lies below the surface of us all. But, lets face it, some people appear doubly blessed - both inside and out. Last week, our program manager (Carrie) and I had the pleasure of meeting this girl, along with multiple others from various locations of our Asia based Vocational School Scholarship program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS)

The chefs at SGVTS are like magicians!

The two chefs are like food magicians. They change the raw ingredients into the tastiest meals with rich flavors. We have two dishes each day for lunch. Each week we enjoy green pepper fry meat, fried potatoes, fried meat, fried cabbage, fried garlic bolt, fried eggs with tomato.




CHINA | END POVERTY | VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Li's new voice empowering other local women

Li Zhenhuan is a typical rural woman, living a simple life, working hard, rarely speaking and rarely attending community activities. But that was the old Li. We'd like to introduce the new Li.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | PROJECT EDEN

Nearing the end of an incredible journey - Project Eden

Over the past 9 years, 21 girls have called Eden home. These girls came from families who were too poor to give these girls the opportunity for a good education which would give them a bright future. During their time at Eden, each of these 21 girls were nurtured with love, care, kindness and mentoring from all the teachers,...