NEW PROJECT – CAPTIVATING KAILI – ENDING POVERTY FOR 450 FAMILIES

This month has seen Captivating International enter into an historic partnership arrangement with the world famous Heifer International.  Together, we have started working to end poverty for hundreds of minority group families in one of China’s poorest locations.  This project, scheduled to conclude in 6 years, “brings hope and a poverty-free future to 450 families” with family incomes expected to more than double in real terms.  In addition, over 1,000 more families will be impacted with access to improved farming methods and experience being passed on to them from this initiative.  TO ACHIEVE THIS, WE NEED YOUR HELP. Whether great or small, everyone can play an important part of this program to permanently improve the lives of families and children.

Pictured left is the Pan Chenghui family.  Husband, wife, and 3 year old girl and 4 year old son.  Until recently Pan and his wife worked in temporary and inconsistent jobs in the city, leaving their children at home with his father.  But, a short time ago his father passed away.  Returning to the village to bury his father, Pan had no choice but to make the decision to leave his wife and children in the village and return to the city for work.  However, thanks to this initiative the Pan Chenghui family will now remain together in the village living with the hope of creating sustainable income from their soon-to-commence animal husbandry business – a business that will generate ongoing and consistent income for them.  Pan told us that his children don’t know the taste of meat with their only protein coming from an egg they have once a week.  Life is about to change, and with it a greater hope Pan and his wife will see their two children complete high-school and live poverty-free lives.  They’re now all smiles.

THE NEED

THE SOLUTION

WE REALLY NEED YOUR HELP! Will you partner with us?

We need a combination of start-up funding partners (people who can give once-only donations of US$1,000, US$2,500 or US$5,000+) as well as people who are able to become ongoing family sponsors.

Will you become a PROJECT PARTNER?

You would be responsible for ensuring we get this project off to a great start.  We need help through our first year of this project – buying us time to engage family sponsors.  By far the first year is our highest year of financial commitment with much of the livestock being supplied to the initial 150 families.  We will recognize all donations above US$1,000 as a project partner on our website as well as give you a 6 monthly update on the project.  For more information, please email andrewc@captivating.org

Will you SPONSOR A FAMILY?

 

We want to match 150 sponsor families with each of the village families taking part in this project.  Each year we’ll keep you updated on how your family is progressing throughout the 6 year life of this project, including pictures of other families that benefit from your family passing-on-their-gift.  In effect, over the 6 year period of your sponsorship, not just one but three families will see the end of poverty because of your support.  Sponsorship is US/A$40 a month or US/A$480 a year.  Your contribution for the full six years will also enable us to prepare for the next village development initiative.  For more information, please email andrewc@captivating.org

Will you become a CAPTIVATING ADVOCATE and promote this project to your network?

You might not be in a position to personally donate money, but you have a voice and friends and family.  Can you help to spread the word?  Please email andrewc@captivating.org for more details.  We’ll be with you all the way. Xie Xie Ni (thank-you).

CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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."




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

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. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

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.