Our Captivating Village Development Program

March saw the commencement of our 2011 Village Development program.  With a focus on introducing high quality grafted Walnut saplings as a sustainable village development initiative, multiple families in Southern Gansu put their hands up to be the first to pilot this initiative.  Critical to the success of the walnuts is a successful transition from nursery to the mountainside.  Already it is evident that almost all of the saplings survived the transition and we expect many more families will benefit from this program and its training support in the coming months.

In addition, we are excited to announce that discussions have started to establish Captivating as a partner with county governments in Guizhou Province (considered the poorest Province in China).  This initiative will evolve our current program into a three year development initiative helping village’s double their income capacity in three years (ending poverty in the process for every village family).   The solutions will cover a wider variety of options from orchards, walnuts, animal husbandry and agricultural development.  Thank you everyone for supporting our village development initiatives and bringing hope to what is becoming hundreds of families and their children.


Our Sapling Project - Sichuan and Gansu Provinces

Since 2008 we have been planting Plum and Walnut Saplings in rural mountainous locations of Sichuan and Gansu Provinces. Participant families receive up to 100 high yielding, specially grafted saplings, along with several years of technical training and support to see these trees mature over a period of up to 5 years.


Sichuan Sapling project- Village Development

Since 2008, Captivating has started sapling projects in three villages of Sichuan and Gansu province.Recent inspection of our second village – Qingchuan County, Sichuan – showed better than expected results. We are excited about this wonderful progress. In this village, 107 families received a total of 13,000 high quality grafted walnut trees planted in March 2009. Results show that more than 85%...


Captivating's Sapling program - Southern Gansu, April 2011.

Help us end poverty for the poorest of the poor villages in Southern Gansu. Together we can make it possible for up to 500 families to receive walnut saplings and other cash crops that will enable them to progressively rise above the poverty line. We start planting trees in April 2011 and then again in September. US$200 is all it takes to...


GOAL: 1,000 children on their way to a poverty free future

We can start 1,000 children on their way to a poverty free future...can you help? Following the success of our poverty reduction program in the earthquake damaged remote region of Sichuan Province, China, 500 children are now on their journey towards a poverty-free future thanks to ongoing income that will come from their very own Walnut Plantations. Now we...