23 March, 2021CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM
A Restaurant Owner in the Making
Womokyid, 29, lives in the province with her family and aging parents. When she was younger, her father had an accident at work leaving him unable to work. Because of this, Womokyid had to stop school so she can help her mother take care of her father and earn income for their family. Now that she has a family of her own, her desire is to start a small restaurant of her own so can take care of her family while also earning a stable income.
16 March, 2021CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY
Small Business for a Loving Grandmother
Fujie, 44, is a single mother. She raised her son alone after her husband has left home many years ago. Her biggest regret was not being able to send her son to school to complete his studies. She hopes to be of help in any way she can.
21 February, 2021CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS
Giving Back to the Person who Raised Her
Puyuxia, 19, comes from a rural area. She lives with her grandfather who raised her by himself ever since she was a little girl. Puyuxia's father died in an accident while her mother left them in search of a better life.
12 February, 2021CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM
One Year On and Thriving
In July 2019, 120 women joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, spread out across four programs held in different regions. Sixty of these women have already concluded their internships. Among them is Sonam, who is now thriving in the restaurant where she works. Here is her story.
2 February, 2021CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY
Finding Financial Stability and Quality Time Together
Lumo lives with her parents and her 10-year-old son. She divorced her husband when their son was just eight years old, and continues raising her son alone while also looking after her elderly parents. Without a stable and regular source of income, Lumo struggles to find ways to cover for her family's needs.