Opportunity to Change the Future for My Family

“I grew up in a pastoral area since I was little. I had to drop school after I finished grade 6 due to my family’s situation. My family depended on income from digging Cordyceps (caterpillar fungus) and doing short-term labor work. My husband and I have 2 children and my dream is for them to finish their schooling and to be able to go to university to study and have a good career.”

“In my uneducated state, it is difficult to find a place to work to earn sufficient money. Clothes are needed by each of us. Learning how to sew Tibetan and Mongolian clothes, and sell them is something that I knew I had to learn about. I joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills for Women Program in July 2019. This was my opportunity to change the future for my family.”

“In just over a month, with the help of my teacher, I was able to complete four shirts and a Tibetan dress. The teacher helped me cut out a shirt when I first started, and after four months, I can now do it by myself. I was clumsy at first but now I have mastered the skill of tailoring. I operate the sewing machine over and over again.”

“Learning Mongolian clothing is much more difficult than Tibetan clothing. There are 24 of us in the training program and in just four months of study time, most of us learned to make Tibetan and Mongolian clothing, as well as various shirts.”

“My exciting news is that I am an intern in a private custom clothing store. I know I will learn even more here. After the internship, my dream is to open a Tibetan clothing store and make money. I am very fortunate to be able to participate in this training. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen for me and the other women in my class.”

Our thanks to Husky Energy for fully funding this wonderful program, bringing hope and a future for women with very few opportunities. 

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CHINA | NEPAL | PHILIPPINES

Have a CAPTIVATING Christmas

From all of us at CAPTIVATING - our board, employees, partners and volunteers - we wish you the best of the festive season ahead and a wonderful Christmas and New Year. 2019 has been an amazing year of impact thanks to an amazing combination of generous supporters and wonderful grassroots program partners.




CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM

A Well-Informed Community is a Healthy and Safe Community

The 2019 My Health, My Family, Our Safety Project has begun in remote locations in Western China. A local doctor and a team of health professionals, coordinated by our partner Shamtse, will visit 10 different communities as part of this project. The team attended to the health needs of 258 community members (mostly females) on their first stop, including Zhongjia, a widow and single mom, from one of the villages.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Cherishing New Opportunities

Sangje had to drop out of school three years ago because of financial difficulties. After her mother got divorced, they had to leave home, taking nothing with them - no cattle or sheep, and no grassland. All their mother had was her and her two other siblings.




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

Unstoppable Determination

Sonam is a single mom of two children. She had to drop out of school when she was just in the second grade. Because of this, she had limited options for employment. When she was introduced to the My First Job Program, she did everything she could to make sure she could attend each training sessions and learn as much as possible.




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

Support from an Encouraging Father

Life hasn't been kind to Gongbotso and her family. Her father and her husband had never been to school and so they found it difficult to find a job that would earn them enough money. She was grateful to have the opportunity to learn more and enhance her basic tailoring skills and make a living out of it.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Sustainable Small Business Solution for a Single Mom

Everyday, single mothers in Qinghai like Baiyuhua face a difficult decision: a choice between the education of their children and survival. Read on to know how Baiyuhua found a viable and sustainable solution to her dilemma.