12 Jan Unstoppable Foundation Awarded Isagenix Legacy Foundation Grant
In Kenya, nearly half a million primary-aged children, as well as pregnant and lactating mothers, are currently affected by acute malnutrition. 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.
To address this problem, the Unstoppable Foundation has implemented a holistic 5-Pillar solution to sustainable community development as part of their Sponsor A Village program. The model’s Food & 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.
“Nutritious school lunches, education and community gardens are a critical component to ending the cycle of hunger and malnutrition,” said Cynthia Kersey. “The Isagenix Foundation is making a sustainable impact on an entire region of the world through which they’ll leave an enduring legacy and we are incredibly grateful for their partnership.”
The Isagenix Legacy Foundation, established in 2018, 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. To learn more about the Isagenix Legacy Foundation grant, visit newsroom.isagenix.com/isagenix-legacy-foundation-awards-665400-in-grants-to-16-nonprofits.
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 high school graduates 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, visit www.UnstoppableFoundation.org.
About the Isagenix Foundation
Established in 2018, the Isagenix Legacy Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to create sustainable impact globally through volunteer efforts and charitable contributions focused on healthy nutrition and support for underserved children, wellness education for all, and aid for those affected by natural disasters. Isagenix International covers all administrative costs of the foundation so 100 percent of donations can benefit those in need. For more information, visit IsagenixLegacyFoundation.com.