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Ms. Fartun Weli

Founder and Executive Director


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3416 Nicollet Avenue South

Minneapolis, Minnesota 55408

United States

Company Description

Isuroon is dedicated to representing diverse work and life experiences in our team. Eighty percent of Isuroon's staff and volunteers are Somali, including two organizers, one office assistant, the executive director, and two project outreach staff. Of our ... more

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Background Information


Board Member
Minnesota Council of Nonprofits

Board Member
Global Minnesota

Advocacy Group. Fartun



business - project management

Capella University

college degrees


public health

Walden University

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Fartun Weli of Isuroon Nonprofit Group - Stone Arch Discussion Group

Fartun Weli is Founder and Executive Director of Isuroon, a nonprofit group dedicated to promoting the health and empowerment of Minnesota's Somali women. Under her direction, ISUROON (a Somali word meaning "woman taking care of herself") has created a health-support network for Somali women, forged links with dozens of community groups, and secured public and private grant support for Isuroon's work. She speaks often about the concerns of health inequity of Minnesota minorities, especially the Somali community-women at public events and is recognized as an indispensable liaison between the Somali and mainstream communities.

Our Mission | ISUROON [cached]

Isuroon grew from the personal experiences of its founder, Fartun Weli, with infertility. Ms. Weli was unable to find a source that simultaneously discussed both Western and Somali values associated with infertility, so in 2010 she started the Isuroon infertility and health issues project. Ms. Weli's research found that women who are unsuccessful at becoming pregnant have stress levels equivalent to those of women with cancer, HIV, and heart disease.

Fartun Weli Executive Director Founder

Our Volunteers | ISUROON [cached]

Fartun Weli Executive Director Founder

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Fartun Weli is distributing dates and oatmeal at the nonprofit Isuroon’s new food shelf on Nicollet. Photo by Michelle Bruch

Fartun Weli is distributing dates and oatmeal at the nonprofit Isuroon’s new food shelf on Nicollet.
“It has been a long time coming,� said Fartun Weli, executive director of Isuroon.
Upon learning that food shelves were prohibited at their Nicollet Avenue building, Isuroon worked with the Minneapolis City Council to pass a new ordinance allowing food shelves in all commercial areas.
City regulations haven’t been the only source of difficulty. The food shelf receives death threats and angry voicemails from people who don’t like the idea of a halal food shelf, Weli said.
“We’re serving. … What keeps us going is the community,� she said. “Giving up is not part of our vocabulary.�
Weli said she wanted to open a food shelf because the Somali community is underserved, and there remains huge gaps in access to food. The food shelf served more than 300 people in its first three weeks, she said.
Residents are picking up dates and oatmeal during Ramadan â€" with people fasting each day, Weli said she’s trying to give them the heartiest meals possible to consume at night.

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