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About Us

Our Mission: To build a community where all ENGAGE with one another and the children, in ENRICHING ways so all will be EMPOWERED to be who we each were uniquely created to be.

J127 Ranch is a ministry in Taraz, Kazakhstan started by Victoria Charbonneau and Beth Turnock to help young people who grew up in the orphanage, single mother and their children and children with disabilities.  The Ranch provides a safe place for children and adults to heal, grow and learn to build a life for themselves.  Those at the Ranch learn that they are uniquely created for a special purpose.  More that simply meeting basic needs of food, clothing and shelter, the Ranch helps address emotional, medical and educational needs.  The goal is to provide children with a solid foundation so that they can fulfill the call on their lives and to help teach mothers to provide for their families and become productive members of society.  


Part of the work being done is to help provide job training for women who live at the Ranch and additional income for women who have difficult lives.  The Felt Sewing Project works teaches the basics of felting and sewing by hand various craft items such as the nativity yurt, dolls, ornaments and scarves.  The Ranch works with these women to teach a marketable skill and the soft skills needed in the workplace such as time management, communication, decision making, teamwork, etc. 

Some of the products sold on this site are handmade by the women we work with and other items are purchased from other artisans and sellers.  All profits from sales go to support the work of the Ranch.