Critical part of our Captivating Kaili Village Development Project-Self help groups

Self help groups (SHGs) are a critical part of our Captivating Kaili Village Development Project.  There are seven SHGs in this project.  These groups help ensure that the project continue to run smoothly and successfully even after specialized help is no longer present on-site.

These SHGs will receive funds from Captivating and will be responsible for operating a local village bank – providing expertise and small business loans to families wanting to improve their living standard and income position.   The focus of the group will be animal husbandry and agricultural improvement as well as overall community development projects as deemed fit and necessary.

Local SHG’s participation in the planning and development of a project (which includes villagers’ inputs, local government resources, Heifer experts, Captivating Field Staff etc.) will help ensure that the goals set are achieved.  SHGs will also conduct training sessions on capacity increment, good corporate governance and sustainable development.

Here are some pictures of a SHG conducting a Participatory Self-review and Planning meeting with Heifer staff Mr. Zhou Li, Kaili husbandry bureau coordinator and trainers, Mr Pu Xue Dong and Ms Liu Li, Village Leader, Accountant and Cashier.

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I am A Woman and I am Capable

My name is Tsedan and I am 29 years old. I missed out on going to school because my parents thought that boys are more important than girls. Now that I have my own family, I want my three children to be able to go to school - an opportunity that I didn’t have.




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Making Her Children Proud

After her divorce, Drolgakyid has to raise her three lovely daughters on her own, as well as face the shame and pressure from her family.




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Hope for Her Village

A village director from one of the towns in Western China learned about Captivating and the My First Job Program through one of our program coordinators. She expressed the need for the training to be conducted for the women in her village as people who don't own a land to till are hoping to find another way to support their family.




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Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




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26 Women Ready for their Next Chapter

Thirty women aged 19 to 38 years old started in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program in May, most of them having limited educational background. But all of them share the same goal, that is, to learn a skill to live on, provide for their children's education, and uplift their family's situation.




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New My First Job Program Commenced

On August 3, the third My First Job program this year was launched wherein 30 women were accommodated.