Gengsangkyid, 34, lives with her father (88) and son (16). After her divorce, she began raising her child alone. She talks with her former husband occasionally and allows him to visit for the sake of their son, but ultimately, she provides for the family especially for her son who is now in junior high school.
Their main source of income is the harvest from their small piece of farmland. She also receives assistance from the government for temporary jobs. However, she desires to find a more stable and permanent job.
“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.
I’m very fortunate to be able to join the My First Job Assistant Chef Program. I’ve never been to any cooking class, but I like cooking very much and really want to develop my skills.
During the three months of training, I encountered many difficulties but the teachers’ careful instructions helped me a lot. I mastered most of the 40 dishes in just three months, thank you!
I hope to find a stable job after the training and provide better for my family. Thank you very much for giving me the opportunity to learn. It is through your love and help that I have the chance to realize my dreams.”
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Over the next few months, our plan is to add 150 more women to train under this program. USD 480 (3,200 RMB) is all it takes to literally transform a woman’s life. Click on the links below to know more about the program and how you can help, or contact us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
My world is not limited to a small mountain village. I want to reach a distance I have never reached. I want to go to the top of the mountain to overlook the world and blow the night wind on the top of the mountain.
The Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women started in August this year, with 51 students attending. This program is running in Western China and we have seen great potential in the students in improving their way of life.
One of our projects for the My First Job program in China is the Embroidery Skills Training. Behind the faces of each of the students is an encouraging story of hope and perseverance. One of them is Daretao and this is her story: