“Hats off” to our awesome 2018 greenhouse supervisor

Mr Tredan [wearing the cowboy hat in the photo below] is the main supervisor for our current greenhouse construction program. He is a shy man but strongly believes in this program as an excellent way to significantly improve the livelihood of impoverished single moms in Qinghai, China. He was our key in the success of our 2017 Greenhouse Project and we have been grateful he was willing and happy to help out again during the 2018 project – a program that has brought hope to 131 families this past year. It was dusty work but the results were exciting as each Greenhouse started to take shape.

Laying bricks is the most crucial part and the local coordinator was helpful to find the most skilled brick layers in the local areas to help supervise the families (mostly single moms and their children) as they all got involved. The brick wall’s were then covered with mud to help to increase the temperature of the greenhouses. It is also to help keep the inside wall of the greenhouses clean and tidy.

We loved seeing the children get involved in the construction of the family greenhouse. Ultimately, the children benefit by being able to go to school because mom can grow quality fresh produce she can then sell and increase her income (her cash income can increase up to 70% per year thanks to her greenhouse yield). If mom works hard, this girl [below] along with around 250 other children just like her, will be able to complete their schooling and have a future filled with bright opportunities – thanks to this program, the supervisor, and our amazing partners – Shamtse Charity, GPA Global, and the annual Captivating Shenzhen Charity Auction.

 

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CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Unstoppable Determination

Sonam is a single mom of two children. She had to drop out of school when she was just in the second grade. Because of this, she had limited options for employment. When she was introduced to the My First Job Program, she did everything she could to make sure she could attend each training sessions and learn as much as possible.




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Support from an Encouraging Father

Life hasn't been kind to Gongbotso and her family. Her father and her husband had never been to school and so they found it difficult to find a job that would earn them enough money. She was grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and enhance her basic tailoring skills and make a living out of it.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Sustainable Small Business Solution for a Single Mom

Everyday, single mothers in Qinghai like Baiyuhua face a difficult decision: a choice between the education of their children and survival. Read on to know how Baiyuhua found a viable and sustainable solution to her dilemma.




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Computer Fun

Perhaps for most of us, computers along with a myriad of other gadgets and devices have become a basic necessity. For others, simply learning how to type and having the opportunity to master the skill is a privilege - one that is welcomed with much joy and excitement. One of our students from Seng Girls Vocational Training School shares her new-found interest and enjoyment in learning about computers.




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You Are Loved - Thank You Shenzhen!

What a night! We are so humbled by the generosity shown once again from our Shenzhen community. Saturday, 12th of October, once again working with the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen, will be remembered by us for a long time.




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Angshutso's New-found Confidence

Angshutso was part of the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women and completed her training in July 2019. Angshutso is a single mom. She owns no cattle or sheep and has only been to grade 2 at school. The program gave her skills in a variety of clothing designs and the confidence that her clothes were of such quality that she could sell them.