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.

These pigs are her ray of hope. As the piglets grow up, they’ll be sold at the local market and and, with the money she earns, she’ll be able to buy food and medical necessities and keep her kids in school so that, one day, they’ll have a brighter future.

We need your help to reach more single moms and their families. With Captivating’s PIGS FOR POVERTY program, it costs RMB 1,800 / US$270 to give a family a pair of female breeding piglets specially bred to survive the long, harsh Qinghai winters, money for the first year of vaccinations, and training on the latest breeding methods.

On October 14, in Shenzhen China, we host our annual CAPTIVATING CHARITY AUCTION. This is a critical night of fundraising, helping us to achieve our program goals in China. We know not everyone can make it to the auction but are hoping you might still join hands with us from wherever you are in the world. This year, we hope you could get behind this program. You can donate between NOW and midnight October 14.

The Chairman of Captivating’s Board believes in this program so much that he is going to match every RMB 900 / US$135 raised up to 100 families before midnight October 14.

Pigs for 100 single moms and their families. That’s a special kind of wonderful.

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.




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 | 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.




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.




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:




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

Children's Day at the SGVTS

Children's Day is the 1st of June each year and is dedicated to raising awareness about children's rights and well being. At Captivating, EVERY DAY is Children's Day! Every day of year we are focused on making the world brighter for children. Together, we are reaching out for a brighter future for girls who need our help. Seng Girls Vocational Training School is one such place where girls live, love, learn and grow.