Thank you, Captivating!

“My name is Yang Yi and I am 13 years old now and I am studying in Grade 6 at Daxi Primary School. I live in a big family in which there are 15 people. We live in a mountainous area where most family’s major income is from farming. Though there are a number of people in my family, the farmland is actually pretty little. Living in somewhere growing about 1.65 acre of paddy, we experience a hard life but we are happy. In order to support the family and children’s education our parents and my oldest brother have left for the city from home to earn more money. My siblings and I miss our parents and brother very much because they can only get back home in Chinese New Year.

“My grandparents are in their seventies now and are in poor health. In April 2012, the Captivating/Heifer Village Program came to Daxi and my family was chosen to be the first group of villagers who can be part of the program. We used the gift money of¥5000 to buy cattle and piglets. I heard from my uncles that it will sell at a satisfactory price if we raise good pigs. My little sisters walk around the pigsty to watch these pigs every day, expecting them to grow up faster.

“The cow of our family helps plough and it can also produce a calf once a year. My grandpa raises the cow near farming land so as to use the cattle manure to fertilize the plants. My grandmother and aunt take care of the children and raising pigs every day. At the end of the year, we can sell three pigs and still have one left to eat. So yummy and so lucky.  Our life seems to be getting better and better gradually. My study is pretty busy because I am doing my best to prepare for the exam of entering the Junior High School next year. Although it is really tiring, finishing my work greatly after school, I always help my grandma to feed these pigs and babysit my sisters. I hope we can have a good life as soon as possible so that my parents and brother can come back home earlier and our family members can live together happily.

“As part to the program plan, we passed 5,000 RMB of gift money to the next family in July, 2014 from our increased family earnings. I sincerely hope that the next family are able to have the success that we have had. I am grateful for the help of Captivating which leads us to have a totally different life.

CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Genjyid's Quality Garments

Genjyid's parents died when she was a little girl and so she missed the opportunity to go to school. She and her sister took care of each other. She now lives with her daughter who has just started kindergarten. She wants to give her a better life than she had but has little job opportunities. When she joined the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, her life changed.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

An Orphan's Life is About to Change

In August this year, 95 girls joined Captivating's Vocational School Scholarship program, bringing the total of girls in this 3 year program to 277. All these girls were found by our on-the-ground partner [Shamtse] to be out of school. Getting these girls back into school where they can learn a skill that will provide them with independence and job opportunities is important to us at Captivating. It's girls like Zhang who bring special meaning to this program.




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | HUSKY ENERGY TAILORING SKILLS PROGRAM FOR WOMEN

Determination to Support Her Family

The year is about to come to end, but for the women in Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women, this will mark a new beginning. They are more than excited to graduate from the program and start a new chapter, equipped with their newly learned skills in making beautiful clothing. One of them is Degerjyid.




CHINA | END POVERTY | PIGS FOR POVERTY

A Mother's Sustainable Efforts to Send Her Children to School

"I always firmly believe that education can change the future, so it's important to me to send my children to school no matter how hard or tired I am. I didn't have the opportunity to get an education. Because of this, I haven't had a stable source of income, but I have to stick whatever I can for the sake of my children. Fortunately, with your encouragement and help, I have hope in my life."




CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | END POVERTY | MY FIRST JOB PROGRAM

Diligent Mum Now with Stable Employment

When she first joined the My First Job Assistant Chef Program, she was nervous and worried that she would slow down the class' progress because other women may already be more skilled than her. Dongzhikyid doubled her efforts, working diligently everyday on the assignments the teacher gave them, and was able to keep up with everyone else.




CHILD SPONSORSHIP | CHINA | EVENTS | SHENZHEN

We are Thrilled. Shenzhen, You are Amazing!

On behalf of the Shenzhen Charity Federation, thank you so much for being a part of our 12th year, last Saturday, October 17th, 2020.  And, once again, our thanks to the wonderful team at the Futian Shangri-la, Shenzhen.

Together, as a result of the generosity of everyone who attended, 1,000 lives (single moms, young women, and their children) will one day look back on 2020 as a turnaround year for them. A year of new beginnings and fortune.