We are so excited about the progress and commitment of our women to this program. We recently gave awards out for the “most weight lost” and “best attendance.” We had 1st and 2nd place prizes for each category. Our 2nd place weight loss winner actually went to one of our women who we were able to diagnose with both Hypertension and Type 2 Diabetes. As soon as she was diagnosed, it was as if God lit a fire under her to strive for better health. She is working hard on her nutrition and I see her walking all over Vava’u in addition to always attending our classes. If it weren’t for our program, something quite tragic could’ve happened to her (heart attack, stroke, amputation). She is responsible for a lot of “little” people as she is raising a lot of her grandkids, so it is really important that she stays healthy for them. Most people in Tonga don’t get early diagnosis of their diseases until major damage has already been done. We are so proud of these women for all of their incredibly hard work! We can’t wait to see who our next winners are!