17 Aug Unstoppable Foundation Awarded ISA Foundation Grant
GRANT TO PROVIDE NUTRITIOUS FOOD AND COMMUNITY GARDEN TO CHILDREN AND FAMILIES IN KENYA
The $100,000 grant was announced August 16, 2019 at ISA Foundation’s Global Celebration 2019 event in Nashville, Tennessee. The event was hosted by Isagenix International, the global health and wellness company that operates the ISA Foundation.
Recognizing that the Unstoppable Foundation is in alignment with ISA Foundation’s mission to provide healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, this is the second grant awarded to the non-profit humanitarian organization.
The first grant, awarded January 2019, has to date provided: daily nutritious lunches to nearly 400 primary school students – more than 85,000 meals have been served; educational programs for children and adults; funding for the construction of a school kitchen; and secured land for a community farm.
“The ISA Foundation is bringing much-needed health, wellness and sustainability to an entire region of the world,” said Cynthia Kersey. “We are so grateful for their partnership and ongoing commitment to bringing healthy nutrition and education to the children and families of our Unstoppable communities.”
Solving a Food and Nutrition Crisis
Acute malnutrition affects nearly half a million primary school aged children, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers in Kenya. Persistent droughts lead to poor nutrition among both children and adults, threaten the livelihoods of families, and subsequently reduce school attendance. Students are often forced to drop out of school and find temporary employment to earn money to help feed their families.
The Unstoppable Foundation addresses this problem with its holistic 5-Pillar solution to sustainable community development as part of their Sponsor A Village program. The model’s Food and Nutrition Pillar provides primary school students with a daily nutritious meal at school, improving both their attendance rates and ability to focus on learning. In addition, community gardens and farming projects provide a continuous source of nutritious, fresh foods while community members of all ages receive education on agricultural best practices, small-scale irrigation, crop production, drought management and nutrition.
About the Unstoppable Foundation
The Unstoppable Foundation is a nonprofit humanitarian organization that empowers lives through education and moves communities in developing countries from surviving to thriving so that every person can realize their full potential. The Foundation’s approach to creating sustainable education is a proven, holistic 5-Pillar development model called Sponsor A Village (SAV). SAV incorporates everything crucial to lifting communities out of poverty and removing obstacles to educating children by providing access to primary education, clean water and sanitation, healthcare, food and nutrition, and income training for parents.
To ensure students are able to gain employment in their community and increase the standard of living for themselves and their families, the Unstoppable Foundation awards full scholarships to qualifying college students in the Maasai Mara region of Kenya through their Unstoppable Scholars program. Unstoppable Scholars receive a state-of- the-art education that combines theoretical studies with technical training, placements and internships. Students also receive leadership and empowerment training – enabling them to achieve their full potential as leaders in their families, communities and the world at large.
To learn more about the Unstoppable Foundation and how they are empowering lives through education, visit www.UnstoppableFoundation.org.
About the ISA Foundation
Established in 2018, the ISA Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, fulfills the philanthropic mission of the Isagenix International organization. Isagenix International provides systems for weight loss, performance, vitality and well-being, personal care and beauty, and financial wellness. Isagenix International covers all administrative costs of the foundation so 100 percent of donations can benefit those in need. For more information, visit ISAFoundation.net.
To learn more about the ISA Foundation grant, visit newsroom.isagenix.com/isa-foundation-awards-12-million-in-grants-to-40-nonprofits.