13 April, 2020CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM
Most of the rural villages visited by the My Health, My Family, Our Safety Program share a common story - majority of the villagers endure sickness and don't prioritize their health. This is true in one of our project stops where a total of 255 people were attended to.
10 April, 2020END POVERTY | HONOR 1000 - MICRO FINANCE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Most Vulnerable in Filipino Society at Even Greater Risk
The sad reality is that the uncertainty brought about by this pandemic has caused panic and anxiety. Most of these rural and urban poor families from the Philippines rely on daily income/wages to get by, and stocking up on even just a week's supply of basic necessities is nearly impossible.
8 April, 2020CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
In 2016, Yangtsokyid dropped out of school and helped her family by working at a clothing shop. She also did labor work at the construction site where her father works. But they weren't earning enough to provide for the family and her sick mother. She entered our Vocational School Scholarship Program in August 2019 where she studies Tibetan Medicine. She enjoys her experience and is doing well in her academics.
3 April, 2020CHINA | HEALTHY VILLAGE PROGRAM
Instilling Health Awareness in Remote Places
"My two children are in high school and are both doing excellently in their studies. I feel proud and happy seeing that they cherish their education. I want my family to have a better life so I save up as much as I can. I have never considered taking care of my health as a priority."
31 March, 2020CHINA | NEPAL | PHILIPPINES
An update on the impact of COVID-19 at CAPTIVATING
For all the challenges currently gripping the world, we see light at the end of this COVID-19 tunnel. We remain positive and hopeful.
31 March, 2020BLESSED PROJECT - STOPPING TRAFFICKING IN THE PHILIPPINES | PHILIPPINES | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
From a Trafficking Survivor to a Confident and Inspiring Woman
Andi [name changed for privacy and protection] was rescued from trafficking by International Justice Mission (IJM) and referred to the Blessed House in 2017. During the past few years, she has gone through counselling, confidence building and learning skills that she can rely on to earn an income. She is now strong and confident and able to move out of the Blessed House and reintegrate into the community. She successfully secured a scholarship to finish her studies and is continuing to support herself through her job at the Blessed House's Sewing Enterprise. She is also one of the facilitators of the Human Trafficking Awareness Campaign (HTAC) with the microfinance groups. She spends time and engages with the mothers - answering their questions about human trafficking and encouraging them to fight it.
27 March, 2020CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY
Everything for Her Daughter
Mei, a diligent single mother, is busy working at home and in the fields everyday in order to support her daughter in school. Her daughter is in her first year of high school. Her main source of income is through farming, but the wheat, rapeseed and potatoes she grows are only enough for their own consumption. "I was extremely happy and grateful when I received two piglets 8 months ago."
25 March, 2020CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM
Skill Building Brings Confidence
When women are equipped with employable / income-generating skills, we not only give them a chance to make a living for themselves and their families; we also help build their confidence in themselves and in what they are capable of. The My First Job Assistant Chef program is bringing skills and opportunities to young women.
24 March, 2020COMMUNITY RADIO - HUMAN TRAFFICKING AWARENESS | NEPAL | STOP HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Passion Creates Advocacy
She is now leading the children’s program and has received several requests from schools and parents to visit and talk with the students. Her contribution in this increase of requests and participation from the audience is a great opportunity for us as we strengthen our advocacy on child rights and women’s issues.