Widow Makes Waives of Change in Her Village

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Widow Makes Waives of Change in Her Village

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 3 children and 2 grandchildren all on her own. Throughout the years, Elinati has struggled financially to support her family with enough food to eat. She has also been unable to provide her family with basic needs like school supplies and clothing.  

 

Seeking help, Elinati became involved with organizations that encouraged her to learn how to properly store crops like maize and bamboo. Despite these well-intentioned efforts, her situation was unchanged because it did not assist her in producing these crops in the first place.

   

It wasn’t until she joined Nu Skin’s School of Agriculture for Family Independence (SAFI) Extension program, where Elinati was finally able to see her family’s situation improve. Through this program, families in Malawi can master self- sufficiency by learning proper agricultural techniques that help them become more independent farmers.  

 

After working with the SAFI Extension program, Elinati learned how to make profits from her produce and crops. She mastered rotational gardening and can now provide her family with food and supplies with the proceeds that she earns from her garden. Elinati believes that she will soon be able to raise enough money to buy new clothes for her children, something that she was not able to do before. 

 

Not only is Elinati improving the lives of her own family, but she is also using her skills to teach others to do the same. “Malnutrition is no longer a problem for my family, and many people are coming to me to learn proper ways of growing vegetables,” she said. “Nu Skin is teaching modern ways of farming, and it is making waves of difference in the lives of family and children around the world who need it the most.”     

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