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
Apr 30, 2019

Spring time in Iraq

After only being on the Global Giving site for a few months, our partners have already given nearly 10% of our 2 year goal for the Women's Fitness project.  This is very exciting because we see this project making changes in the community every week and we know it needs to keep going!

Our team recently took time to interview and record conversations with many of the women in the program and nearly every woman that shared had previously struggled with depression or general malaise due to their lack of activity, purpose, and healthy relationships in addition to living conditions. Many after only one to two weeks of attending classes found great improvement in their mood, and after longer attendance saw great weight loss and improvement in health conditions.

It is especially exciting when we see relationships reconciled in the midst of this project as strong relationships are so foundational to ongoing holistic health.  After a class, one of our local instructors was leading a discussion on personal worth.  One woman asked for the mic and stood up and apologized to another woman in the group who she had been in relational conflict with for about 4 years.  She told the other woman that she had not seen her value and was sorry for allowing the conflict to continue.  They cried and embraced in front of the whole group and began the process of restoration.

Thank you for partnering with us!

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Operation Mercy

Location: Orebro - Sweden
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Project Leader:
Maarten de Wolf
Orebro, Sweden
$12,910 raised of $40,080 goal
108 donations
$27,170 to go
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