Responding to the crisis in East Africa

Sep 07, 2011

On Monday, the United Nations reported that 750,000 people in Somalia will be at risk of starvation over the next four months, with 58% of the children are already acutely malnourished. More than 12 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance across the Horn of Africa.

While the countries of East Africa are not Amway markets, the sheer scale of this crisis calls for us to respond.

Today, Amway announced a $100,000 commitment at a press conference in South Africa. We will partner with CARE, an organization on the front lines of providing emergency aid, safe water and sanitation to those affected.

A formal announcement is posted on our media site. You can learn more about the work CARE is doing on their site, and make a donation.

We hope this modest contribution will save lives, raise the visibility of this crisis, and inspire other companies and individuals to help.

  • 3 Comments

    • Dinh Cong Son says:

      I Wish I could do any small thing to help them. I will try to do my work well as a distributor of Amway. God bless all of you!

    • Lilian Nyakundi says:

      i am Lilian from Kenya an amway member. I really want to improve my life through this business and with the few people i have interacted with in Kenya nobody knows about it and they want to know more. How do i introduce this to Kenya or i do i become the contact person for Kenya? I want to make a difference, i believe i can. Thank you

    • Jesse Hertstein says:

      Hi Lilian, Amway does not have offices in Kenya at this time. If you would like to connect with our South Africa office, which represents the entire Africa region, please visit our website: http://www.amway.co.za. Thanks, JH

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