Amilia’s Light of Medfield has launched “Brigher Lights,” a holiday season campaign to encourage its supporters to be a "brighter light" and raise $10,000 to help survivors of human trafficking.
The funds will help survivors rebuild their lives through education, training, and job opportunities. Their primary focus is an empowerment program in Uganda.
“We are so proud of the young women - all survivors - who were the first to benefit from the new empowerment program in Kampala, Uganda,” said Michelle Luhrmann, founder of Amilia’s Light. “We’re celebrating the success of our young women there.”
The women who are benefiting from Amilia’s Light support have gained skills through mentoring, training, and vocational training, which enabled them to begin work and take on increasing leadership roles at the program’s social enterprise, "10,000 Lights Women’s Business Centre." Director Miriam Enyaga writes from Uganda, ”It's with great pleasure to share with you that the vision and purpose of this project has come to life."
Many of the girls are well on their way to self-sustainability. The program has equipped them to qualify for more challenging jobs, either part time, or full-time outside the Centre, and some are also able to attend university.
"We are confident more lives will be impacted," Miriam adds.
Individuals who would like to be a “Brighter Light” and support the mission of Amilia’s Light may send a check to Amilia’s Light, P.O. Box 83, Medfield, MA 02052, or make a donation online at www.amiliaslight.org.