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

I am A Woman and I am Capable

My name is Tsedan and I am 29 years old. I missed out on going to school because my parents thought that boys are more important than girls. Now that I have my own family, I want my three children to be able to go to school - an opportunity that I didn’t have.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Making Her Children Proud

After her divorce, Drolgakyid has to raise her three lovely daughters on her own, as well as face the shame and pressure from her family.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Hope for Her Village

A village director from one of the towns in Western China learned about Captivating and the My First Job Program through one of our program coordinators. She expressed the need for the training to be conducted for the women in her village as people who don't own a land to till are hoping to find another way to support their family.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Living Her Dream

Yangkartso, 17, lives with his brother and mother. Her father died due to an accident at work when she was still a child. Her mother then sought jobs so she could continue supporting them and send them to school. However, when her brother fell ill, their family's financial difficulty increased and she had to drop out of school.




CHINA | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

26 Women Ready for their Next Chapter

Thirty women aged 19 to 38 years old started in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program in May, most of them having limited educational background. But all of them share the same goal, that is, to learn a skill to live on, provide for their children's education, and uplift their family's situation.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

New My First Job Program Commenced

On August 3, the third My First Job program this year was launched wherein 30 women were accommodated.