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.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Teacher Cai

 

My name is Cai Mingyang, I am a volunteer teacher at Abojue Aimu Primary School. I have been teaching here for more than two years. Before this, I was a college student at Tianjin Normal University; also, I served in the fourth detachment of Armed Police Xinjiang Contingent as a police officer. Looking...




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Refining their Tailoring Skills Through Mid-Term Assessment

After several weeks of trainings, more than half of the first tailoring courses that we launched in China for this year has been completed. 30 women are part of this My First Job Tailoring Program. Most students are active and eager to learn but due to personal capability and other factors, the learning progress of...




CHINA | SUPPORT A REMOTE VOLUNTEER TEACHER

Visiting the Students

Our volunteer teachers do not only spend time with the children in school. They also make time to get to know more about the students and understand their living conditions. Our team recently had the privilege of visiting some of the schools and seeing where some of the students live.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Tianqin: Opening Doors and Pursuing Dreams

Tianqin is one of the many students who are able to continue their studies through the One More Year Scholarship Program. This is her story.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Embroidery Skills Training for Women

After more than a month of thorough investigation and market demand research, the My First Job Embroidery Skills Training for women will commence this April. A total of 90 women - interviewed and selected among hundreds of families across six villages - will participate in the training in three different classes.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Young Empowered Woman

My name is Suonan and I turned 20 this year. I never knew my father and so my mother raised me and my two siblings alone. I have a 5-year-old daughter too that my mother helps to care for while I am away trying to find work.