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).

CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

A Thousand-Mile Trip

62 girls in our second cohort of Vocational School Scholarship Program graduates, completed their courses in July 2020. Most of these girls were only able to go to school up to grade 9, with many dropping out even earlier. The key reasons being financial difficulty, prejudice on the part of their parents not valuing education for girls, and varying family circumstances. Their dreams of a career and independence were gone. But thanks to the Vocational School Scholarship program, dreams are coming true again. Luma is one of our graduating girls and she shares her story.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

New Journey for 30 Women

Could you imagine using a tape measure effectively if you didn’t know the numbers? Could you imagine using scissors for the first time and coordinating the cut? These are the challenges usually faced by women who have joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women as most of them haven’t been to school. But it doesn’t stop them from working hard and learning all they can.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

Perfect Example of What's Possible

Since the start of the year, Pigs for Poverty program has helped 54 families and are looking forward to helping 71 more families as the year continues. But another exciting news for us is that we have a very special lady joining us in this year's project as a trainer.




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

Dedicated Student and Role Model Mom

Although life in the countryside is free and happy, economic development here apparently cannot keep up with the rhythm outside, and the cultural gap is tremendous. The financial pressure is increasing every year, and sometimes life gets very difficult and confusing for me. I am Datintso. I am 22, and this is my story.




EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Excellent Teacher in the Making

Tashi entered the Vocational School Scholarship Program in 2018, and took up Preschool Education as her chosen vocational study. Her family used to borrow money so she could study but it all became too difficult financially so she had to drop school in 2017 after she finished grade 8. She shares her experiences and dreams with us.