Liluye: Impact Amplified

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Liluye Motivational Monday social media post

Hi Everyone,

Happy International Women’s Day!! Watch our IWD video here: https://youtu.be/mDcSLSywMVU

It’s been awhile since I shared an update with Liluye’s progress. Here’s what’s new in our world:

1. This week we concluded our Project EIFL X Liluye financial literacy program that was expertly run and facilitated by Tarun Masapeta, founder of Project EIFL. The program benefited one U.S. and one Canadian survivor leader, however, we hope to have more participants able to attend the second cohort slated for this fall. And, we also hope to dedicate that cohort for American indigenous trafficking survivors as they’re one of the most highly vulnerable to trafficking in the U.S. The participants learned about banking basics, taxes, investments, personal financing, and insurance helping them to gain financial knowledge and independence.

One of our Project EIFL X Liluye attendees, Brenna, who is also Liluye’s global survivor affairs expert, said, "For the first time ever, someone took the time to explain financial concepts to me in detail, and it has been life-changing. I used to just assume I knew everything about finances, but thanks to EIFL I now have a better understanding of how to manage my money wisely. This newfound knowledge has been hugely important in my life, allowing me to make more informed decisions and plan for a secure financial future. Thank you EIFL for empowering me with financial literacy and guidance."

2. We’re halfway through The Thrive Tribe (TTT) pilot program that is an online personal development and coaching program being led, hosted, and facilitated by Emma Lees (our director of coaching). TTT is providing ten trafficking survivor leaders with group coaching and training as well as community and one-on-one mentoring. We hope to have a second cohort for TTT in the fall, provided we receive funding. You can read more about TTT here: https://liluye.org/services/healing/.

Special shout out to all the super pilot coachees (a few of which are also World Pulse sisters) as well as the entire volunteer team. Our success wouldn't be guaranteed without their commitment and full participation.

One of our TTT attendees who is also our global migrant support expert and World Pulse sister, Chylian, said, "The session from last night was great, honestly I didn't know we would connect easily. I know others feel same way about it. Thank you for creating such an excellent platform for us to build connections, heal and thrive."

You can watch the short progress report video from Emma showcasing the mid-point evaluation results here: https://youtu.be/GjxdySkatUk

3. I was featured on a new podcast episode with fellow World Pulse sister, Aparna Nagesh for her powerful podcast, Women in the World. We discussed the genesis and vision of Liluye as well as trafficking, our adoption process, navigating patriarchal mindsets, and more. You can listen here: https://open.spotify.com/episode/0B0N0OaKi1Q5fmSb65OWSB

4. We published a really inspiring blog post from our partner Jasmine De Fina from SafeHope Home (Canada) about their wonderful long-term recovery program, and featured our guest blog post writer, Karin vonKrenner's (another amazing World Pulse sister) powerful article on how climate change and existing wars are impacting human trafficking. Read our blog posts here: https://liluye.org/blog/

5. We gained two amazing new team members, Brenna and Chylian for our Global Advisory Network. (Chylian is a World Pulse member.)

6. We attained two new impactful partners, Social Impact Success and Sothawaca. We now have 46 partners who share our vision and values, helping to elicit the most collective impact for women and girls globally, are open to collaboration, are helping to eradicate modern slavery, and that empower and sustain our people and planet. You can see our partner page here: https://liluye.org/partners/

Liluye is a global, collaborative community of trafficking survivors, allies, and workshops committed to empowering people. Currently, we provide PTSD trauma healing resources to our partners that are providing survivors with safe places to work, viable trades, living wages, agency training, and together, we provide holistic resources to help them heal, grow, and thrive.

Thank you for reading my initiative update and sharing in our vision of collaboratively creating a better and safer world where all girls and women are safe, empowered, and heard. With your support, we are now collaborating with 46 impactful organizations from 17 different countries, running The Thrive Tribe (TTT) self awareness, personal development program and the Project EIFL X Liluye financial literacy program, being featured on the Aspire website, possessing a dedicated PayPal Giving Fund account, and building more awareness through our blog posts, social media, and webinars.

We are excited to create even more change, collaboration, and impact through our prevention, aftercare, and economic empowerment programs for those who are most marginalized, unseen, and unheard in 2024 and beyond. Together, we can create a more peaceful, joyful, and safe world.

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