2023 Reflection: Another year of light

December 21, 2023

In its fourteenth year, Nomi Network continues its commitment to providing crucial support and opportunities for survivors and women at risk of human trafficking. In a world grappling with the grim reality of 50 million people being trafficked globally and one million in the United States, Nomi Network remains a steady presence in the lives of women and girls.

Amidst the challenges, there are inspiring stories of resilience. In India, Aashvi graduated our program and now runs her own jewelry business and coaches other women to do the same. Reflect on Sokha in Cambodia, a former trainee turned mentor, sharing her work experience abroad and guiding other women on safe migration and not to fall prey to traffickers. Take note of Brenda, a justice-impacted youth trainee in Dallas who has stepped forward to mentor other girls exiting the juvenile detention system. 

These stories represent a fraction of Nomi Network’s impact this year, where women gain skills, economic mobility, and contribute positively to their communities. Nomi Network maintains its focus on under-resourced regions plagued by human trafficking, aiming to break the cycle for women like Aashvi, Sokha, and Brenda.

Scientifically, nothing surpasses the speed of light. Thanks to these leading lights, I envision a world where every woman realizes her full potential, breaking free from societal constraints. With your unwavering support, our global team achieved significant milestones, including:

  • Training over 1,800 women for jobs and internships, reaching 12,700 through community empowerment programs.
  • Expanding our program at the Dallas County Letot Center, offering career paths for girls in juvenile detention and preventing recidivism.
  • Hosting the Corporate Summit in Dallas, uniting Fortune 500 corporations for social impact.
  • Publishing the National Economic Justice Report: Beyond Workforce Development for Survivors of Trafficking.

The realization of these victories is attributed to the strength of the “Network” supporting Nomi Network: YOU. Your support uplifts my team and the clients we aid. Thank you for uniting in the movement to illuminate and dispel darkness worldwide.

In Solidarity and Light,

Diana Mao 

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