From chickens to cows – dreams are coming true

The Honor 1000 project is changing the future for Filipino women. From owning just a few chickens in 2001 to now owning cows, one mother is determined to succeed in providing for her 5 children. She now dreams of adding hog raising to her business and is grateful for the opportunity to grow her dreams of becoming self-sustainable.

Honor 1000 and their amazing team, support in excess of 2,000 clients – all women – every week. Stretching across four regions of the Philippines, 129 groups meet weekly as individual cooperatives, along with an Honor 1000 loans officer, working together to progress their businesses. It’s a fantastic model filled with success stories of women, (mostly single moms) being able to keep their kids in school, provide nutritious food on the table, and live safely in comfortable homes.

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

A future in tailoring for 30 women

After lots of planning and preparation, we are thrilled to communicate the commencement of a new program in Qinghai Province, China in partnership with the amazing HUSKY ENERGY. Thanks to Husky Energy (donor), Shamtse Charity (implementing partner), and the Shenzhen Charity Federation CAPTIVATING Fund, 30 young women and single-moms are now one-week into their 6 month full-time vocational skills training program - a program that aims to eventually transition all successful graduates into paid employment as professional tailors.




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Sold for $4 but now has home

Jared's mother enjoyed drinking and also gave the brew to her little boy. Often, the villagers would find the mother very drunk and little Jared sleeping in the cold. Jared would often get sick and almost died a few times. Finally, Jared's mother couldn't take care of him any more so she decided to sell Jared to one of her customers. Jared was sold for Kshs. 450 (US$4).




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | EVENTS | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM | LEAN, MEAN, VEGGIE MACHINES | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM | PIGS FOR POVERTY | SENG GIRLS VOCATIONAL TRAINING SCHOOL (SGVTS) | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Thank you Shenzhen!

Thank you SO MUCH for your support of our 10th year in China. Saturday night, 13th October, will be remembered by us as for a long time - a night of grace, emotion, laughter, excitement, astonishment and exceeding generosity. 




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Popcorn machine generating more income for this mum

Wearing her empowered smile, this mother from Siquijor is happily showing us her new source of income. She was able to buy this popcorn machine thanks to her added capital from our Microfinance Project. She is driven to grow her business and see her two sons graduate.




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A fresh start for Nyaboke

Nyaboke is the newest member of Captivating's Foster Family Loans Program. Her husband chased her out of their home because she was not able to give him a child. She took refuge in another home nearby where she is also working as their house helper. Her dream is to adopt a child from the local orphanage however she has no resources to support a child. She started a charcoal business but because of her lack of business knowledge and skills, she had to close her business.




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Micro-finance is empowering Nepali women

The My Business My Freedom micro-finance project is giving Nepali women the opportunity to grow their income through seasonal farming. This means they can keep their children in school and because they are able to stay in their own communities and earn a living, these women and their daughters are less vulnerable to trafficking.