Refugee Women's Fitness

by Operation Mercy
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness
Refugee Women's Fitness

Project Report | May 2, 2023
Moving out of isolation

By Kerstin Schubert | Project Manager

Sharing time after a fitness session
Sharing time after a fitness session

After a break for Ramadan, the month of fasting in the Muslim world, our fitness classes have resumed once again. One of the ladies attending our classes and staying to connect with others after class is Dunia*.

Dunia heard about our fitness classes through a neighbor. She was not doing well emotionally, her husband was and still is in prison, and she has been childless. Her husband at first did not permit her to leave her house a lot.

When she started coming six months ago, she did not really connect with others and was hesitant to share her story. However, as a result of the encouragement from the fitness instructors to share and engage, she opened up and started to connect with the other women. Dunia started to change and make friends and exercise, sometimes even helping to lead the group from the front. Her relationship with her husband improved, he now permits her to leave the house more to go to fitness and also connect with friends and she is eagerly waiting for him to come home.


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Operation Mercy

Location: Orebro - Sweden
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Maarten de Wolf
Orebro , Sweden

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