Life is hard, but don’t lose your hope!

Wu ZhimeiWu Zhimei is a 5th Grade student of Daxi Elementary school and she lives with her Dad and Grandpa. Every day after school Zhimei helps the family with horse feeding, cooking, house cleaning, and whatever she can do to alleviate some of the burden for the family. Her family received funds from Captivating’s Village Development project (in partnership with Heifer China), and with it bought two pigs and two cows.  Wu Zhimei has assumed the obligation of chopping vegetables and feeding these animals. We asked her, ‘the family is now having more animals and you have to chop more vegetables, do you feel tired?’ She smiled and said to us, ‘indeed, but if the family can make more money, I would happy to help with more work, and just few days ago we sold a fat pig!’  Watching the little girl’s lovely smile, we all know that it’s not only because of a two hundred kilo pig – her smile told us that she has hope in her heart.  Bringing more hope to more people – this is exactly what this project is all about.

-From Heifer China Report

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

A Dream of Financial Independence

Drugmokyid was only able to go to grade 6 at school because the family could only afford to send one of their children through school, and that was her brother. Her dreams of a better future came true when she joined the Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills for Women Program




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Warmth of Grateful Hearts

After a lot of preparatory work, the first My First Job Tailoring Project in 2022 was officially launched on January 15. This week marks the start of training for 30 women whose lives are about to change as they learn about the employable skill of tailoring.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Hardworking Daughter and Student

Despite their frugal lifestyle, Weiwei still manages to study well and get good grades while also helping out her father with farm work during summer vacation.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Concluding the Second Cohort of Tailoring Skills Program

Three precious months have passed since the second batch of Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Skills Program for Women started. Twenty-nine trainees, composed of young women and mothers, are now ready to start anew with their acquired skills.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

For My Parents

My name is Lhamotso and I am 22 years old. I have had very little education and so I have never had a job where I can earn a good income. My family rely on our livestock to survive but last winter was really heavy snow and five of our cattle were trapped. We couldn’t do anything about it. This devastated my family.




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA

Despite Uncertainties

Xiangdong's family is particularly poor in the village. He and his younger brother were raised by their loving grandparents. However, the future was uncertain for both of them.