Li’s new voice empowering other local women

Li Zhenhuan was a typical rural woman, living a simple life, working hard, rarely speaking and rarely attending community activities. But that was the old Li. We’d like to introduce the new Li.

Li’s pig raising business

Li began her new life one step at a time over 2 years ago and is now part of a local women’s self help group, attends local village meetings and is a successful small business woman. Li has grown her pig raising business through ardent learning and seizing every opportunity to attend training sessions and local activities. Li has a new found confidence and is now helping other women in her village to attend pubic meetings and encouraging all women to have a voice. “This project has changed my life. I love my new life of confidence“, says Li with her beaming smile.

Li discussing animal raising with local leaders

Since July 2016, Captivating’s leftover funds from the original Kaili Village development project have been helping families in Yunnan Province address their poverty. In partnership with Heifer China, 50 impoverished families became the first beneficiaries of the Haihui project, receiving training and program support from Heifer and funding from Captivating to start their progressive steps towards a poverty free future. These 50 families will eventually repay their small business loans with funds used to support a further 50 families, then another 50 families two years thereafter.

Passing on the Gift – Participants signing their contract

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Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




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Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




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Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




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Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.




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Preparations for the 2021 Tailoring Program

Right now preparations are well underway for the 4th Husky (now part of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring Program for Women, Qinghai Province, China. Chosen from among many applicants, 30 women from underprivileged backgrounds will eventually be selected as the next group to commence their training.




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New Skills and Confidence

I only went to school for three years as a little girl because my parents couldn’t afford to send me anymore. Now that I have a son, I know it is my duty to provide for him but it is not easy when I have no education or skills. I am Jorbakyid and this is my story.