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.


Kidz With Heart - One Amazing Day! Photo Gallery

Shenzhen International School (SIS) Jingshan Villa, Shekou was once again fulled with a buzz of action, high-5's and passionate kids on Saturday March 17, as Captivating in conjunction with the Shenzhen Charity Federation, ran the first of two Mini Olympic events for the 7th year.


Pigs bring hope to single mom and her 3 children

Dangzhicuo was one of 70 single moms who each received 2 piglets in December 2017. 30 more families will be helped in the coming months. In addition to the piglets, they are receiving training and support on how to breed piglets and establish their own pig breeding program as part of Captivating's Pigs for Poverty  project.


Drolmajyid is one of 150 women who received life-changing help

Drolmajyid is a single mother of 3 children. She is 35 years old and has never been to school. Her 2 sons are going to to school however she isn't able to send all her children to school so her 8 year old daughter is not attending school.


Pink, perky and perfect for a poverty free future

On December 24, 70 families (mostly single mother households) started to receive support to either start or expand their own pig business - a program that will progressively make poverty history for them and their children. This firmly placed "hope" on the horizon.


72 girls are back in school and progressing well - thank you sponsors!

72 girls from various remote village locations of Western China are now back in school (and doing well) thanks to generous sponsors and a wonderful support charity called SHAMTSE. Each one of these girls had already dropped prematurely from school due to varying situations with all of them mourning the end of their dream of a higher education. Well, dreams can still come true it would seem.


Girls Just Like Me

Getting a chance to visit and chat to the My First Job girls was such a special and rewarding experience for me. Hearing first hand stories of girls needing to leave school at grade 3 because of family needs, domestic abuse, being severely burnt by a stepfather and never wanting to show your face in public, coping with single motherhood living in tents on the grassland with no food to supply your children was heart breaking.