We are bringing this publication
where stories of resilience, courage, and transformation can finally be told and heard.
The activities can be as broad as the systems approach in addressing the unwritten chapter of return migration. We will take you to the real action on the ground, where mothers thrive through their own social enterprise by weaving potholders and floor mats. We invite you to discover our new sustainability project, the “Freedom Nest,” envisioned as a place where survivors can earn and learn about running a business.
As you navigate through these pages, you'll encounter the stories of many survivors, the positive impact of our programs, and the broader outlook of our fight against human trafficking. We hope our narratives inspire you as they inspire us daily.
You will meet Chelsea, one of our pioneer fighters against online sexual abuse. She was a timid victim years ago. Today, she tells her story amongst fellow students, teachers, religious and business leaders. She has finally found her calling as an early childhood educator and, perhaps, one day, a social worker.
You will meet the very artistic Chloe, who teaches the love of music to heal fellow survivors. Her hope and persistence in gaining an accountancy degree may have inspired others to dream big in college.
Their selfless volunteerism inspired us to organize the first survivors’ group called “Buklod-Laya,” meaning “united and free.” Today, they are a survivors’ network of advocates who care and support each other.
These are the achievements of the victims and survivors of human trafficking. We are just instruments of their transformation.
Thank you for caring and for standing with us. Change does not happen overnight, for we cannot do it alone. Wholistic transformation is the work of the whole of society. The fight for freedom is a collective endeavor, and your support help us move forward. Thanks to all the partners, especially to Ms. Katie Ford of Freedom for All, Macquarie Group Foundation, Thomson Reuters Foundation, Skoll Foundation, International Container Terminal Services Inc., Consuelo Zobel Alger Foundation, Rotary Club of Squamish, and many others who took part in our journey in transforming the lives of the survivors, giving them tools and opportunities to shape a hopeful future.
- Sherryl Loseno (Executive Director)