If you missed getting our last year end SIMPLY CAPTIVATING newsletter, make sure you click this link to download it.   Thank you again for your support thoughout 2011 and we hope you had a wonderful Christmas, Western New Year and more recently a Happy Chinese New Year.  As we cover in our newsletter, we’ve had a busy but wonderful six months – a period of growth in some areas, consolidation in others as well as due diligence of some exciting new project opportunities we have now started in this new year.  All of this has only been possible thanks to generous support from our growing global family of donors, volunteers,dedicated staff and on-the-ground Chinese partners and their cooperative governments.  Thank you everyone.

In this issue you will see updates on our work in Qinghai, Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Gansu and Sichuan Provinces.  You’ll read about our fund-raising activities as well as an exciting new major project about to commence in Guizhou Province.

Please pass on this link to your friends, family and network.  As always, please drop us an email from to time.  We’d love to hear from you.

Best wishes for what remains of a fantastic 2012 for you and your family we hope.

From Andrew & Julie Colquhoun and the team from



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