Vice President of Malawi Visits Nu Skin Headquarters

Vice President of Malawi Visits Nu Skin Headquarters

NU SKIN THANKED FOR ITS HUMANITARIAN EFFORTS IN MALAWI

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Malawi Vice President Joyce Banda visited Nu Skin headquarters Tuesday morning to express her appreciation for the many services the company has provided to citizens of her country through the Nourish the Children initiative and the Force for Good Foundation.

 

“I can never say enough to show my gratitude for what VitaMeal does for our children,” said Vice President Banda. “Thank you to all of you who make this possible for the children of Africa.”


Mrs. Banda is the first woman to serve as the country’s vice president. She is a successful businesswoman and also the founder of the Joyce Banda Foundation in Malawi, which has funded two schools and 35 orphanages throughout the country. VitaMeal is served at each of these locations.

 

 In 2003, Nu Skin began focusing its humanitarian efforts to help those in Malawi. The company’s distributors contribute nearly 1.8 million meals to Malawi children every month. In addition, sales of the Nu Skin Epoch Baobab Body Butter have contributed funds for nearly 275,000 trees to help fight future droughts in the country. Generous donations to the Mtalimanja Village are helping farmers and their families break the bonds of poverty and malnutrition.

 

About Malawi

 Known as the “Warm Heart” of Africa, Malawi is a land-locked country that is home to an estimated 15 million people – and about half the population is under the age of 14 years. While Malawi is a relatively peaceful

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country, much of the country suffers from severe poverty, malnutrition and the terrible effects of the AIDS virus.

 

In fact, about 60 percent of the rural population lives below the poverty line with an annual income less than US$ 200. It is estimated that 60 percent of households run out of food three months before the next harvest. The results are particularly devastating for children with about 48 percent of children under five years experiencing a stunt in their growth and 30 percent of the same age group is underweight.

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