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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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




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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.




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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.