240 women receive much needed “Healthy Village” help

Over 240 Mongolian women participated in the Healthy Village Program earlier this year – 1 of 10 individual township Healthy Village programs implemented by one of Captivating’s program partners – SHAMTSE Charity. After the training session, over 180 women also received a medical health check throughout the two days the medical team were in the township.

During the health checks, the doctor discovered that many women had liver problems. This seemed to be mostly influenced by diet. Though not all the women who received health checks had serious health problems, there were many women who had health concerns due to poor hygiene and a lack in disease prevention knowledge. The local women’s volunteer group attended the training and are planning to conduct the same training to more women from other villages around. These women will become leaders in their region. We are so excited to see this program having a lasting impact on the women in such remote locations.

Tserang tells her story to Carrie from Shamtse, our project partner.

Tserang is a 45 years old single mother. Her husband passed away when she was 36 years old. Tserang’s children are grown, married and moved away from the village. Tserang’s eldest daughter passed away from liver failure many years ago, leaving Tserang alone to raise her grandson, who is now 17 years and is at middle school. Her grandson has needed three operations because of his poor health. “I have tried my best to take care of him and we have sold everything in the family to keep him well. We have no livestock and we have no house now. I am living in the county town by renting a little room there to take care of my grandson while sewing some bags and shoes to earn some money.” Tserang received much needed medication and now understands personal hygiene and practical ways to help keep her and her grandson well.

When the team were ready to leave, the village leader came to express their thanks. “Thank you so much for coming to our place. Your program is the most urgent thing for these local women.”

Thank you to Zuru for supporting the Healthy Village Program in this township location. Your support will have a lasting impact on these women.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Genjyid's Quality Garments

Genjyid's parents died when she was a little girl and so she missed the opportunity to go to school. She and her sister took care of each other. She now lives with her daughter who has just started kindergarten. She wants to give her a better life than she had but has little job opportunities. When she joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, her life changed.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




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

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.