Treasures of Hope Birthday Celebrations

On Sat 17th September Treasures of Hope celebrated their 2nd anniversary and invited customers, volunteers and charities to join them in their celebration. Treasures of Hope is a unique store that opened in Dongguan, Guangdong province in 2009. All the proceeds from the store benefit three local charities; Handa, True Children’s Home and Captivating International.

Each of the charities were represented in the store to chat to customers about the work they do in the Dongguan community. Michelle from the Dongguan women’s group baked delicious cupcakes for everyone to enjoy. Cyndi and four of the children from our Eden Project had beautiful bracelets (which were made by the children) on display and also helped to teach visitors to our table how to make their own bracelets. Children had craft activities and the adults had fun getting to know each other and sharing their experiences in the community.

We are very grateful to Aaron for all his hard work in organizing a great day for his customers and their children and particularly for his support of Project Eden.

If you’d like to know more about Treasures of Hope, visit http://treasures-of-hope.com/

If you’d like to know more about Captivating and our projects visit http://www.captivating.org/

Pictured: Top – Ruth and Chumtso Gjit from Project Eden; Middle – Bracelets made by children at Project Eden; Bottom – Tracy from Captivating (centre) with Aaron from TOH (back), staff and Volunteers from Handa and True Childrens home.



CHINA | EDUCATE GIRLS | VOCATIONAL SCHOOL SCHOLARSHIPS

Daughter Works Hard for Sick Mom

"My dream is to become a doctor, and my mother will be my first patient." This is Tsering's story.




CHINA | 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.




CHINA | 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.




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

Overcoming Challenges through Perseverance

Quijangtso first applied in the Husky Energy Tailoring Skills Program for Women in 2019 with the recommendation of the project coordinator and teachers. Faced with a lot of challenges, Quijangtso did not back down and continued to persevere.




CHILD 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.




CHINA | 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.