Malawi is one of the smallest countries in the Southern tip of Africa. Like many underdeveloped countries, it lacks basic resources for everyday life. Clean water is the most important resource needed in Malawi.
This nationwide issue has left more than half the population without basic hygiene essentials such as toilets and drinking water. Currently, one in three people do not have access to clean water and more than half the population is living without a working toilet. These frightening realities and challenges are, unfortunately, the everyday lives for over 13 million people in Malawi, according to wateraid.org.
World hunger is on the rise. 1 in 9 people struggle with daily food insecurity. Access to nutritious, sufficient food is a critical human right, and we must protect the most vulnerable among us—our children.
In 2002, Nu Skin took action to address the tragedy of childhood hunger and malnutrition with the development of the Nourish the Children initiative. The program begins with VitaMeal, a nutrient-dense food that is shipped to starving children around the world. Nu Skins' sales leaders, customers, and employees can purchase and donate VitaMeal*.
Once donated it is sent to a third-party, non-profit organization that specializes...
Since its founding, Nu Skin’s mission has been to be a force for good in the world. This empowered the company in 1984 and continues to drive the company today. Whether it’s enabling individuals with rewarding business opportunities, enriching lives through innovative products or providing meaningful service opportunities, the force for good mission is central to what Nu Skin is all about.
Nu Skin started its force for good campaign in 1996 and, two years later, formalized its giving with the creation of the Nu Skin Force for Good Foundation with the intent to further improve the lives of children...
Grace Angel Ramos, a young girl living in the Philippines, was diagnosed with congenital heart block (CHB) and is a life-threatening condition that causes skin rashes, liver abnormalities and damaged blood cell development. CHB is rare and affects only 1 to 5 percent of babies born to women with systematic lupus erythematosus (SLE). Because of this condition, Grace had to undergo surgery when she was just a newborn to have a pacemaker implanted in her heart. Six years later, the pacemaker needed replacement, and her family was faced with having to fund another critical and expensive operation.
In May 2018, our Nu Skin family returned to Malawi to witness the efforts of our Force for Good (FFG) Foundation projects and Nourish the Children (NTC) initiative. As we work to combat the devastating effects of malnutrition and overturn generational poverty, we also want to highlight the social ties that make the world a smaller place. Following, is a brief recap of the group’s daily activities along with photos from the trip that share the Nu Skin commitment to making a difference.
Nourish the Children is one of Nu Skin’s initiative that enables Nu Skin brand affiliates and customers...
1. Post a photo and caption on Instagram with the "#NuSmile" hashtag. The photo and caption must be related to the Smile Challenge prompt for the day. Posts must be made during the term of the Challenge which begins on May 15,2018 and ends on June 15, 2018.
2. One prize will be awarded every week to the best post of the week. Entrants will be judged on the clarity, relevance to the day’s prompt, skill, beauty, and originality of their posts.
3. Winners will be notified through a comment from Nu Skin on their Instagram post. Those who do...
Greater China Children's Heart Fund: Two Names, One Purpose
May 10, 2018
In the Chinese culture Nu Skin has the name of Ru Xin. Ru Xin is also the name of a little girl in China. It seems destined that her fate would be tied with Nu Skin. Ru Xin was diagnosed with neonate pneumonia right after birth. After a long-lasting futile treatment, she was transferred to the Municipal Hospital where she was diagnosed with congenital heart disease. Unfortunately, the Municipal Hospital was not capable of handling her condition. With a second hospital transfer she was sent to West China Second University Hospital for further treatment.
Greater China Children’s Heart Fund: A family with hearts full of gratitude.
February 20, 2018
The family Qubi comes from Meigu County, Liangshan Yi Autonomous Prefecture of Sichuan Province. There are four kids in the family, Quxi Qubi and Quge Qubi are the third and fourth kids. The Qubi is the only family which has two kids suffer from congenital heart disease among all the applicants so far. Quxi is an 18-year-old girl who studies at Meigu high school. The young and lively girl has an outgoing and optimism nature. She loves singing, playing basketball and jumping high. However, the doctor heard the heart murmur when she did the physical examination in school last year....
Ella May lives in a house made of bamboo and other materials easily found in the area. Ella’s parents make less than 250 pesos ($15) a day, and though most of their hard earned money is spent on food and their children’s education, the amount they earn is not enough for the family of eight.
Not all the children were able to eat each day and Ella, being the oldest, would often skip more meals so that her siblings could eat. Ella began to lose weight and fall behind in her class because she wasn’t getting enough food. Thankfully, Ella...
The Importance of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
12/6/17 1:24 PM
What is corporate social responsibility?
Corporate social responsibility, as the name implies, characterizes what corporations do to be socially responsible. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) can take many forms. For a manufacturing company, it may mean striving to go green and reduce their environmental footprint. For other corporations, CSR may equate to providing its employees opportunities to get involved in charitable work. Several companies even pledge to donate a portion of their profits directly toward charitable causes and community-building endeavors.
What is a CSR plan?
A CSR plan is simply the concrete plan a company follows in order to give back...