River is Running with NU SKIN Love NU SKIN Dam is Completed Successfully to Help Ningxia Villagers Out of Poverty (September 26, 2014)
River is Running with NU SKIN Love
NU SKIN Dam is Completed Successfully to Help Ningxia Villagers Out of Poverty
September 26, 2014
On September 4, 2014, the completion ceremony of the NU SKIN Dam which was sponsored by NU SKIN was held in Shenzixiang Nantai Village of Xiji Province in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region. The official of Administration Bureau of Industry and Commerce of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region and Owen Messick, Vice President and Operation Director of NU SKIN Greater China Region, attended the ceremony.
During the ceremony, the official of Administration Bureau of Industry and Commerce of Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region highly appreciated the benevolent act from NU SKIN.
Owen, Vice President and Operation Director of NU SKIN Greater China Region, expressed that NU SKIN's mission has all along been "to be a Force for Good throughout the world by empowering people to improve lives" since its establishment. In all these 30 years, we have been realising this mission by helping people in need. Today, NU SKIN Dam has been completed, we believe that the NU SKIN Dam will improve the ecological environment and the living condition of people, and ultimately improve their living standard. We are not terrified by natural disaster and poverty, as we believe that people in Nantai Village can have a blissful life, if more people show their care.
The construction of the Water Conservation Reconstruction Project in Nantaiguan District was commenced at the end of 2013. NU SKIN has donated RMB 600,000 towards the project, and the completed dam is officially named as "NU SKIN Dam".
Shenzixiang Nantai Village of Xiji Province is a village of mixed Hui and Han habitants, consisting of 210 families 1233 people. The natural disasters frequently occur in this region, and the most severe damage is caused by drought. In Spring and Summer, drought happens very frequently, sometimes drought even happens in Autumn or consecutively from Spring to Autumn. Drought is one of the main disastrous weather of the region.
Besides, since there is no dam or drainage system in Nantaiguan District, villagers can only grow crops which need less water instead of winter wheat, mulching corn, potato and other economical crops due to the lack of water. The average net income in 2013 is RMB 3,900, which is at the lower income level of the whole village.
Now, with the successful completion of NU SKIN Dam, thousands of families will be benefited from it. The 800 acres of Sichuan mesa in the three villages of Huanggou, Nantai and Shenzi will thus become irrigable land. If winter wheat is planted, each acre of land will produce 400-500 kg, which is an increase of 150-250 kg per acre, and the income will increase by RMB 360-600. If mulching corn is planted, each acre of land will produce750-900 kg, which is an increase of 350-500 kg per acre, and the income will increase by RMB 665-950. If celery is planted, it will bring more considerable economic benefits. Each acre of land will produce7,500 kg and each 0.5kg worths $0.75, each acre of land will thus generate an income of $11,250. After deducting the cost, net income of each acre will be RMB 4,000-6,000.
The completion of the dam will bring a considerable economic benefit to Nantai Villagers, which is a big step to help them out of poverty and strive for a well-off life. In order to express their gratefulness to NU SKIN, the People's Government of Shenzixiang has especially erected a monumental inscription, which states "River is running with NU SKIN love" to memorise NU SKIN's benevolent act.
This is not NU SKIN's first appearance in Ningxia. In 2005, the NU SKIN Force for Good has already entered Ningxia and constantly donated Vitameals for many consecutive years, in order to improve the living condition of children in the region. 30 years with sincerity, we create smiles with heart. This year is the 30th anniversary of NU SKIN, with our sincerity and kindness, NU SKIN has launched a series of activities like "Smile with Children" and "NU SKIN Health in China" to spread Force for Good to all sectors of the society.
On September 4, 2014, the completion ceremony of the NU SKIN Dam which was sponsored by NU SKIN was held in Shenzixiang Nantai Village of Xiji Province in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region.
The local government has set up a monument, ‘RIVER IS RUNNING WITH NU SKIN LOVE’ to thank NU SKIN.
NU SKIN Dam completion and started operation.