“Before coming to fitness I was hopeless but after coming here I received great hope,” Rosa said.
We have distributed DVDs including this video about “How insulin is made” and many more resources for patients and doctors to more than twenty endocrinologists so that they can use them to increase their own knowledge and educate their patients.
“How can the wounds of our hearts be healed?”
This encounter with our physiotherapist through our Operation Mercy Hope and Health project has made a big difference for one girl with a disability who now,
BLiSS is a health education program about pregnancy, birth and new born care which began in 2005. The programme was created to help address the child and mother mortality rate in Afghanistan which remains one of the highest in the world.
Shukrullo was delighted when our Operation Mercy mobility team in Tajikistan got him a wheelchair!
“We all are thankful for these lessons and are so happy that we have my daughter-in-law and my grandchild with us.” – Birth Life Saving Skills participant
In the areas where our WaSH (water, sanitation and hygiene) project is running, we find very high child mortality rates due to lack of basic sanitation facilities and the lack of knowledge about hygiene and disease prevention.
Our health trainers don’t just “tick off the boxes” after they teach a lesson, but they pay attention and try to see the women, to understand them,
“When we were planning the Wheelchair Provision and Service Workshop, sport was not the first thing that came to mind. There are so many people here that need basic,
“Going to class is so wonderful… I used to cry all day and night because I felt purposeless at home. Now I can wear anything and I feel so much better.”
“I still struggle with my emotions. However, I have been able to lose about 10kg and I am working hard to continue to lose even more weight with your help and your effort on our behalf.”
She denied it and said it never happened, and that I must have dreamed it!
At that gathering every woman had a personal testimony of how the seminar is changing her family and personal life.
The people said, “Shirin Gul has four daughters; one of them was born after taking the BLiSS course.” Another lady laughed and said, “The last one born was the luckiest one!”
“Together with my relative, I joined the class and I have benefited from it a lot. I feel better emotionally and everyone at home is happier with me!
Many men in the communities are learning how to better care for their pregnant women.
Shakhnoza was worried. Her 14-month old child was very thin and had become sick very quickly…
“This clinic is filled with positive energy because of your warm behaviour and your golden hands, which are achieving the impossible…”
Access to schools and education is limited for village women…
It was exciting to see their desire and willingness to work together, and the initiative they took to help one another and to ensure clean water for their community.