Poverty can be crippling for children and their families’ ability to lead healthy, productive lives. The Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation supports numerous programs that offer sustainable methods for becoming economically independent.
Elinati is a 49-year-old widow living in Lilongwe in Central Malawi. Her husband passed away from health problems, leaving her to care for her three children and two grandchildren all on her own. It wasn't until she joined Nu Skin's School of Agriculture for Family Independence Extension program, where Elinati was finally able to see her family's situation improve.
Food for Kids is a joint project of Nu Skin Japan and Second Harvest Japan. This food project aims to improve the environment for children by regularly delivering basic meals, which are highly needed at children’s foster homes and child care centers, and includes rice, bean paste, salad oil , soy sauce and sugar.
Selling charcoal to survive was becoming intolerable for 25-year-old Thokozani Leonard. To ensure he would never have to sell charcoal again, Thokozani and his wife Deniya, 22, chose to leave their village with their two children, Kennedy, 6 and Dora, 2, to attend the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI).
For Malawian families, diplomas from the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) are a symbol of achievement, mastery of skills and knowledge acquired for an improved chance of sustainable health and prosperity. In August, 32 couples and dozens of children joined together to celebrate their accomplishments and accept SAFI diplomas in Mtalimanja Village.
Learning modern farming techniques from the School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) has given Sandifolo, 33, and his wife, Tereza, 28, a renewed sense of independence and confidence in their abilities to provide for their 5-year-old son, Yohane. The couple hails from the Dowa District of Malawi and believes they will be able to provide enough funding to send their son to college some day from implementing year-round, sustainable farming.
Planting fruit trees can connect people to the growing process of fruit but in countries like Malawi it is more about preventing devastating famines that adversely impact the country’s most vulnerable population – children. The Seeds of Hope project has provided the people of Malawi the ability to create sustainable food production while promoting reforestation that preserves and improves their environment.