Tserang can now tell her daughter and grandchildren about health and hygiene

223 women have just received vital information about health and hygiene in remote Western China. Each woman also received medicine and hygiene products along with a medical checkup which, in some cases, was their very first medical checkup. This is one of ten locations where Captivating is supporting Qinghai registered Shamtse Charity implement the Captivating Healthy Village Program – a program that will bring health education and support to 3,500 women and their families.

Tserang on the right with Carrie, our program manager

Tserang is one of the women from this township who attended the Captivating Healthy Village program. Tserang is 72 years of age. Tserang and her husband have one daughter and two grandchildren. “I have never been to the hospital for a checkup,” Tserang tells our project manager Carrie. “I have never even heard about some of the infectious diseases the doctor talked about and how dangerous they are. I’ve learnt how to prevent these diseases as well as how to best care for babies and young children. Although my daughter and son-in-law were unable to attend, I am grateful that I was able to learn so much. I will be going home with information and practical solutions to teach my family. This is so important for everyone to know, I’m glad that I can pass this on to my daughter and grandchildren. Thank you for caring about us and coming to our village to share all this with us.”

Thank you to Altria & CAF America for making it possible for this remote township to be part of the Captivating Healthy Village Program. Lives have been changed because of you.

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

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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!

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CHINA | END POVERTY | VILLAGE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Li's new voice empowering other local women

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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,...