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  Programs, Stories, United States

A Mother’s Perspective

November 26, 2017, 4:00 a.m.— Start of labor November 26, 2017, 7:59 p.m.—Birth of Kasai Stephen Ntambwe-Kalala, son of Ayugi Ntambwe-Kalala, USANA THF Program Manager   For those who may not already know me, my name is Ayugi Ntambwe-Kalala, and I work with the True Health Foundation over programs. My husband and I found out that we were expecting in March of last year, and despite all the preparations we made, nothing could have fully prepared us for what lay ahead. Our son, Kasai, has changed both of our lives in more ways than I can ever fully express. For me in particular, being  ...

  Asia, Programs, Stories, Uncategorized

A Helping Hand and Food in Their Bellies

Meet Anielyn, a wife and mother who lives in the Philippines. Life has been extremely difficult for her lately. Her husband has been searching to find work, but without success. As a result, their children (ages 8, 5, and 4) have not been able to get enough food. Worry over providing for them is unbearable and has caused stress for the whole family.  One day, Anielyn visited the local church desperate for help. Thankfully, through our partnership with the Children’s Hunger Fund (CHF), she was given a Food Pak to meet some of her family’s needs. This was such an encouragement. What a  ...

  Latin America, Programs, Recognition, Stories

National Philanthropy Day

Happy National Philanthropy Day, guys! We want to take this opportunity to say THANK YOU for all that you do to support the Foundation. This year alone, we have been able to do so much good for the world, and it’s all because of YOU! From relief efforts in Mexico during the earthquake, to Puerto Rico and Texas after the hurricanes, and not to mention the hundreds of thousands of meals provided for those in need worldwide- you have supported a tremendous amount of good. Stories like the one below warm our hearts every time we hear them, because they remind us of just how grateful we  ...

  Areas, Europe, Stories

A timely break

Nadia is a loving mother in Ukraine who has received help from the Food Pak ministry at a critical time.  Her husband is disabled and unable to work.  She has two boys, Vlad, who is eight, and Denis, who is three. As our local volunteers began to visit Nadia’s family, they learned about Denis’ physical condition and need.  The young boy has a condition called congenital Symphalangia in his hands and feet.  His individual fingers and toes need to be separated by surgery.  For the problem to be corrected, Denis will require ten surgeries, each costing $400 USD. The average salary for a  ...

  Areas, Stories, United States

USANA THF steps in during a time of tragedy

Several months ago, a family in the community of Olmito, Texas suffered a very tragic accident. The family of 5 lived in a trailer home. One day while the father was at work, the mother stepped out for a few minutes with their youngest child to pay the rent, and left the two older children at home. During this time, the trailer caught on fire, killing both older children. The family was heartbroken, and suffered both emotionally and physically. One of our local volunteers is a neighbor of this family. He approached the family to show love and support, and brought a Food Pak with him. He  ...