GOAL: 1,000 children on their way to a poverty free future

We can start 1,000 children on their way to a poverty free future…can you help?

Following the success of our poverty reduction program in the earthquake damaged remote region of Sichuan Province, China, 500 children are now on their journey towards a poverty-free future thanks to ongoing income that will come from their very own Walnut Plantations.

Now we have MANY MORE VILLAGES asking for our help.  So, we have set a bold target for our next planting season (Jan-Mar 2011) to end poverty for 1,000 children and their families.  We’d love to hear your ideas on how we can make this happen?

The Need:

500 families are asking for our help.  It only costs US$200 to supply 100 walnut saplings to each family – enough to end poverty for this family in the future.  This investment also includes 5 years of training and technical support to ensure best yields in the future.

This can be achieved as follows:

We will be updating our website with this project shortly, and you will find a further promo in our latest newsletter.  But, we’re interested in any thoughts you might have on how we might fund-raise for this. We would love to hear from you!


Our Sapling Project - Sichuan and Gansu Provinces

Since 2008 we have been planting Plum and Walnut Saplings in rural mountainous locations of Sichuan and Gansu Provinces. Participant families receive up to 100 high yielding, specially grafted saplings, along with several years of technical training and support to see these trees mature over a period of up to 5 years.


Sichuan Sapling project- Village Development

Since 2008, Captivating has started sapling projects in three villages of Sichuan and Gansu province.Recent inspection of our second village – Qingchuan County, Sichuan – showed better than expected results. We are excited about this wonderful progress. In this village, 107 families received a total of 13,000 high quality grafted walnut trees planted in March 2009. Results show that more than 85%...


Our Captivating Village Development Program

March saw the commencement of our 2011 Village Development program.  With a focus on introducing high quality grafted Walnut saplings as a sustainable village development initiative, multiple families in Southern Gansu put their hands up to be the first to pilot this initiative.  Critical to the success of the walnuts is a successful transition from nursery to the mountainside.  Already it...


Captivating's Sapling program - Southern Gansu, April 2011.

Help us end poverty for the poorest of the poor villages in Southern Gansu. Together we can make it possible for up to 500 families to receive walnut saplings and other cash crops that will enable them to progressively rise above the poverty line. We start planting trees in April 2011 and then again in September. US$200 is all it takes to...