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  Africa, Fundraising, Recognition, Stories

Conquering Kilimanjaro for THF

Mount Kilimanjaro is the highest mountain in Africa and the highest free standing mountain in the world. By free-standing, I mean it is not part of a mountain range. The summit on Mount Kilimanjaro is called Uhuru Peak and stands at 5,895m or 19,341 feet. To put this in perspective, Mount Everest, stands at 8,848 meters (29,029 feet) – just over 2,950 meters higher. What could be a more perfect challenge for USANA Associate, Danny Fontaine, who was inspired to raise money for the Foundation by inviting his friends to join him on a life changing expedition? In Danny’s words “When my friend  ...

  Africa, Service Projects, Stories

20 Minutes that Changed My Life

by Brian Paul     I was about 11 years old when I was exposed to the concept of charity. A life-changing injury ended my father’s physically demanding career and left my mother to provide for our family for the next several years. It was extremely difficult for her to make ends meet while taking care of my dad, my two sisters and me. The local church stepped in to help us with food, personal-care items and clothing. I remember the overwhelming excitement each month when my mom would open the trunk of the car and unload large cans of meat, vegetables and boxes of macaroni and  ...

  Africa, Areas, Latin America

Usanimals around the world

Over the course of the year, many of you donate Usanimals to the Foundation. In fact, this year alone, 12,743 bottles of Usanimals have already been donated. I know you all know just how great Usanimals are, and how much of a difference they make in the life of a child- especially during those key first years of life. Ever wondered just where those Usanimals you donate go? Well, wonder no more! This year alone, the Foundation has, with your support, been able to provide many children in need all over the world with top-notch nutrition through Usanimals. Africa Our local partners have been  ...

  Africa, Areas, Stories

Meet Nakabonye Annociata

Nakabonye Annociata is a single mother who takes care of five children, including a four month old baby that was abandoned by an unknown mother shortly after birth. She began saving a little bit of money here and there and finally had the courage to take a loan from the village self-help group. She used this money to buy a dairy cow. Now she milks her cow, keeping some milk at home for her children and selling what is left to pay off the loan as well as pay for the necessary veterinary services and other expenses. She is truly thankful for the donations and volunteers through our local  ...

  Africa, Areas, Stories

Eba Nyameke and her nine children

“My name is Eba Nyameke and I am 27 years of age. I am married with 9 children. Though I didn’t give birth to all these children, I have given birth to 4 of them. I do consider all of them as mine; though I struggle even to feed my own kids. I grew up bitter and in pain, feeling unloved and suffering because, at the age of 7, I was physically and sexually abused. My mother could not help me and there was no other means to help myself. So I lived with this pain for many years as nobody was ready to listen to me. Children in my village are uncared for. The majority of children in this  ...