Fatim arrived in Australia in 2009 from Mali. As a mum of four children in a foreign country, Fatim felt lonely, isolated, discouraged and depressed.
She decided to join the Zumba classes that Reclink Australia offered. Through Zumba, Fatim has been able to form friendships with other people in similar situations.
Amazingly, Fatim has found that some of the women in her Zumba class were on the same boat to Australia as her.
Fatim has met many other mums who were also isolated, overweight and struggling with young children at home. Not only did Zumba help her lose excess weight, she was finally able to have fun again and experience feelings of joy and freedom.
It was heart-warming for her to finally see her children laughing whilst playing with other children.
Fatim thanks Reclink for helping her reduce her social isolation, establish new friendships, lose weight and helping her to regain her confidence.
Fatim hopes to someday become a Zumba instructor in order to help others experience the joy she has found.