Poverty, hunger, HIV/AIDS, TB, terminally ill and dying friends and family members and crime leave communities stressed and unable to cope and sustain themselves. The work of Operation Hunger cannot be successful in demotivated and stressed communities.

Wellness practices have been introduced into communities with whom we work and people have said that they feel healed and motivated to go on with their lives. Some projects have gathered momentum again as a result of the positive mood in the community.

Many of the target communities experience high levels of violence and abuse and many individuals lack self esteem and have no enthusiasm for the future. High stress levels are not only observed but have also been raised as a concern by communities.

Poor people cannot afford expensive counselling and are left to manage stress and trauma on their own.

Unfortunately, stress relief is often sought in drink or drugs. Wellness practices have been introduced into communities to equip them to manage and cope with stress. A short “Emergency Package” of exercises is available on request from Operation Hunger