What is The Freedom CHallenge?
The Freedom Challenge is a movement of passionate women dedicated to freeing oppressed and enslaved women and children all around the world. We do this by participating in physical challenges that test our limits, while raising funds and awareness to combat these dark, social injustices and set women and children on the pathway to freedom.
We train for and participate in a “challenge” or physical struggle of our own—together, in community. The challenge can be anything—from running a marathon, swimming laps in the local pool, hiking a trail, climbing a mountain, or really whatever you can think of.
We then ask for sponsors to support our efforts. Our sponsors become part of a movement of passionate, everyday women who are dedicated to combating injustice, and their support fuels our model to set women and children on the pathway to freedom.
We take a four-pronged approach to freeing women and children around the world.
Prevent. Rescue. Restore. Develop.
We believe the cycles of poverty, exploitation, and oppression can be broken before any life-long damage is done. Education, skills training, and basic support systems empower women to end these cycles. Once these women learn how much God loves them, they just can’t be kept down!
We provide long-term solutions to help women overcome poverty through things like vocational training and micro-saving programs. These opportunities not only empower women, but also make current and future generations less vulnerable to exploitation.
At the point of intervention, women and children are usually without hope. We coordinate rescue efforts for the enslaved, and bring these women and children to a safe place for long-term care and healing.
We realize that these victims are often broken. So, we provide extensive care to help them rebuild their lives, including physical and spiritual healing, trauma counseling, and life skills training. Our programs aim to put these individuals on a new path, a path full of hope and dignity.
"My heart got really stirred by it and that's why I climb - to give hope to people that have none, and so that God can set these captives FREE..." - Louria Schoeman (Freedom Climber)