Pigs Changed My Life

Lhamo Tserang is a mother of two children. She has liver health problems and has always had to stay at home. Because of her poor health, Lhamo Tsernag hasn’t been able to go out and help the families income and she is also unable to do the heavy work at home. “My mother-in-law is the one who does most of the house chores at home and the whole family has been depending on my husband. I can basically do nothing to assist them in our daily life until we are lucky enough to be selected as one of the beneficiaries of the pig farm project supported by Captivating International.” said Lhamo Tserang.

In the current market, 1kg of pork sells for over RMB 25 and pigs that are raised with natural feed are selling for even higher prices than this. Lhamo Tserang is not using any unnatural feed to raise her swine so she can sell her pork at top rates. “We are expecting this swine to deliver little piglets in early next year and pigs can be sold for fair price currently at our village to improve family income. I am so comforted that I can be able to share my husband’s pressure and I am also very pleased that I can feed the pig myself. Thank you for changing our lives and giving my family a future”

 

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Great Progress among Tailoring Skills Trainees

On May 1, 2021, the three-month Cenovus Tailoring Skills Program for Women in two regions officially began. The trainees have been taking their classes seriously and are helping each other a lot. We are proud to share the progress they have made in the past one and a half months.




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

My First Job Trainees Succeeds through Midterm Evaluation

The first My First Job Assistant Chef Program of 2021 for women in agricultural and pastoral areas in Qinghai Province officially opened in May 1. With the support and cooperation of teachers and local coordinators, the training has been going smoothly. Each of the women has her own learning style and pace, but everyone strives to improve each day. After one and a half months of training and practice, the women have learned 16 dishes in total. 

On June 14, the midterm evaluation for the trainees was conducted.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Strong Woman for Her Family

"I've never been to school due to our family's financial condition. Because of this, it's very difficult for me to find a stable job. My family depends on me that's why I need to be strong."




CAPTIVATING’S ONE MORE YEAR SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM | CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS

Strong Will to Study

Despite her good grades, it was still unlikely for Lhamo to proceed to college. Her mother had difficulty sending her to school so she decided to stay at home and help out with the household chores. 




CHINA | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Memorable Encounter between Trainees and Program Partner

My First Job Assistant Chef Program for 30 women officially starts today. These women, along with the program coordinator and Captivating staff, were also very happy to meet the six representatives from our program partner, Zuru.




CHINA | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Getting ready to learn an employable skill

30 underprivileged women in rural Western China are getting excited about their opportunity to attend the next My First Job Assistant Chef Training Program. This successful program will see them move from being "furthest from employment" to earning stable incomes - many for the first time in their lives.