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  Asia, Programs, 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  ...

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USANA True Health Foundation Gives Timely Support to Nepal Earthquake Relief

Last week a 7.8 magnitude earthquake devastated Nepal, as well as parts of China and India. Thanks to your generous donations to the USANA True Health Foundation, we were able to lend a hand—donating $50,000 US to help with immediate aid, such as food and medical kits. “As soon as we heard the shocking news, our board jumped into action, and immediately put funding in place to help the people of Nepal,” said Jim Bramble, board president of the USANA True Health Foundation. “Gratefully, our foundation was already well-equipped to handle the urgency of this situation, thanks to the generous  ...

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Road to sustainability

Shristi, Sujana, and Samuel never heard from their father again after he didn’t come home from work one day. After being abandoned, it was impossible for their mother to find work with three small children at home. Seeing their great need, a neighbor gave them some rice in an effort to help. Once a day for the next four months, the family ate Khole (rice soup). Soon after, one of our local volunteers met them. We began helping them with food and clothing. The faithful volunteers were also able to help the mother find work washing clothes. Soon, she earned enough to pay rent as well as  ...

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Renewed hope for families in Nepal

The Kanchhi family lost their land, house, and all their belongings in a land slide. Not long after that, Sano’s husband, Mr. Kancchi, passed away in tractor accident. Sano and her three children went to live with her elderly father-in-law in a small hut near the jungle. Sano tried to work wherever she could to earn money for her family, but the wage she received was such a small amount that she could not provide enough food for her children. She desired to send her children to school, but had no money for admission and books. Sano’s deep desires to provide for her children left her  ...