We gave each of the 10 women their gift bags filled with lots of fun girly things! They were so honored to receive them one by one like I was handing out diplomas. They giggled while they hugged me and shook my hand. I later found out that it was the first time many of them had ever touched a white person.
The women were very thankful for the bags. It was cute because many of them brought their bags back the next day!
This is a really special group of women. They are full of joy, hope, and peace. The recurring theme that comes out with all of them is how much their lives have changed because of the community they are experiencing with the other women in the program.