For the past ten years, members of Wisconsin Rural Women’s Initiative have traveled to 57 rural counties in the state of Wisconsin, gathering women in ways that allow us to engage them in dialogue that is open and that has revealed the truth of their hearts. As we travel around the state and work with women from various areas, we are increasingly aware of how isolation, depression and lack of support, low self-esteem and low self-confidence are issues that are prevalent and becoming more problematic with the farm crisis and other issues specific to rural areas. It is our objective to develop self-sustaining women's circles that can maintain healthy practices and connections fostered by our program. Women in rural areas are the hidden population. They are not counted because they are proud and isolated. They do not report their isolation, loneliness, abuse and rising occurrences of suicide among their rural sisters. Many rural women are aging in poverty. Their need is simple and great.