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  Areas, Asia

Phase 2- Empowering the Children, Philippines

  Remember that one time we shared a post about a great program we were working on in the Philippines?! Ok, ok- if you don’t remember, you can read about it here. Now, remember how we mentioned that we were hoping to expand that program? Great news! Drumroll please………! September 24th is the official start of a similar, but even bigger program in the Philippines! This time, we will be serving 7 different schools. 50 students will be picked from each of these schools to be a part of this program- making that a total of 350 students. From 31 students, to 350 in literally 4 months! How  ...

  Areas, Asia

Making a difference- one revolution at a time

Now, I’m just going to go ahead and warn you- the photos included in this post may cause SEVERE joy. Please beware, and proceed at your own discretion. I hope your weekend was awesome- cause ours sure was! On Saturday June 11th, 800 USANA associates across 8 states in Malaysia basically caused a small revolution! Can you believe that all of these awesome associates spent their whole day serving the less fortunate across the country?! 13 venues, you guys! 13!!! Like, my heart just can’t handle it! From  children’s homes in Johor Bahru, to Feeding street-families in Kuala  ...

  Areas, Asia

Empowering the children- Philippines

Spotlight Guys! Could these little faces get any cuter?! I am so obsessed with all the innocence, beauty and colors in this picture! Like, I totally wanna bring all these kids home and just love them- but I am sure their parents wouldn’t appreciate that, hahaha. Today in our spotlight is our Kid’s Summer Camp in Masville Village Paranque, Philippines. The camp holds 18 girls and 13 boys between the ages of 5-12. All of the children are from families considered “Class C” and “Class D” as per poverty measurement guidelines provided by the Filipino government. This means that they live below  ...

  Areas, Asia, Stories

Meet the Bhujel family

On the banks of the Manohara River in Kathmandu, Nepal, lives 12-year-old Samjhana Bhujel and her family. Samjhana has two sisters, ages 10 and 5, and one younger brother, just 6 months old. When our local partners first met this girl, she was in a desperate state. Lacking the basic necessities such as food, clothing, and shelter, this child and her family struggled to survive. Her father fought to provide for his family, collecting plastic and glass bottles from garbage bins in an effort to earn a living. However, it wasn’t enough. Lacking nutritious food and proper care, the children  ...

  Areas, Asia

UTHF 365 Program: How You Can Make a Difference

I want you to imagine for a moment that you’re living in a village in the Philippines. Typhoon season has come through, and your whole village is wiped out. It happens at least every other year. Your home is completely destroyed. All of your food reserves are now gone. You have three young children—seven, five, and three years old—who are now hungry and cold.