Celebrating our 2021 impact

You helped us change over 108,000 lives last year!

Celebrating our 2021 impact

You helped us change over 108,000 lives last year!

This past year demonstrated more than ever your commitment to creating a better world with us as together we touched 108,235 lives in 2021!


That means for over 100,000 individuals, your generosity made all the difference.

Our impact in 2021

CHAMPIONING EDUCATION

5,951

students with increased access to basic education

5,523

Students completing vocational or job-ready education

346

students sponsored at the Young Living Academy

In a world where one in five children ages 6 to 17 are not enrolled in school, illiteracy rates are staggering, and generational poverty seems like an unshakeable cycle, you’re helping us break the mold and create opportunity through education. Through our partners and projects, students supported by the Foundation’s projects and partnerships in 2021 were able to grow and develop even amid a turbulent educational climate onset by global shutdowns, and it’s all because you cared.

For students like Seema Kumari who graduated from Yuwa School and is becoming the first in her family to attend college after accepting a full scholarship to Harvard University, and Jerry Ayobí who is receiving a quality education at the Young Living Academy, together we are fostering limitless hope through education.



ENDING EXPLOITATION

1,397

people rescued from exploitation

3,781

Participants trained in human trafficking prevention

Human trafficking deprives approximately 40.3 million men, women, and children around the world of their fundamental freedoms. But by partnering with Hope for Justice, who has a powerful four-step approach to ending exploitation, your support in 2021 changed survivors’ lives and gave them the freedom to dream again.  


Earlier this year, fifty girls were rescued from human trafficking in Uganda with the support of our partner Hope for Justice and law enforcement. Held captive in brothels, the girls were stripped of their rights and forced into exploitation. Seventeen of the girls were taken in to receive restorative services at Hope for Justice lighthouses (the other rescued girls were cared for by another local nonprofit), where staff watched fear turn to hope within the first few hours of their arrival. 

At the Lighthouses, the girls were provided with safe shelter, medical care, counseling, and catch-up or vocational education so that when they’re ready to leave the lighthouse, they’re ready to reunite with their families or enter the workforce stronger than ever before.


DEVELOPING ENTERPRISE

18,182

People supported through fair-pay artisan work

Women and girls living in poverty are more vulnerable to exploitation, violence, and child marriage. For women living in rural areas where income-generating activities are limited, together we increased earning potential for women artisans in 7 countries in 2021.  Research shows that when women work, they spend up to 90 percent of their earnings on things that directly benefit their families—things like healthier food, education, and healthcare.


Like Monica Eyaru, one of Mabira Collective’s youngest artisans. Monica grew up in the Kayunga district of Uganda, the second of seven children raised by hardworking parents to be determined in the pursuit of their goals. Monica is teaching her four children the same principals and is leading by example through her work at Mabira. 

Monica enjoys her job and loves that she’s able to afford her children’s educations. Ultimately, she is saving up to achieve her dreams of buying a home and sending her children to university.

Fundraising in 2021


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Our first annual Giving Tuesday Change-a-thon RAISED OVER $150,000

Thank you to everyone who tuned into our first annual Giving Tuesday Change-a-thon! You helped us raise over $150,000 and had a ton of fun doing it.


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Our annual 5k went virtual again AND BROUGHT IN $180,000

Participants from more than 45 countries joined our annual Run for a Cause 5K, raising $180,000. Thank you for walking, jogging, and running towards a better world for our rising generation!


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Product kickbacks to the Foundation RAISED $1.8 MILLION SINCE JANUARY 2021

Because you shopped Young Living’s essential oil blends and artisan products that make a difference in more ways than one, Young Living donated $1.8 million to the Foundation!

This impact wouldn’t have been possible without your support, and we are so grateful for all the ways you were dedicated to making a difference. In 2022, we’ll go even farther with you as we look forward to reaching over one million lives impacted through our efforts since 2017! Get involved with us again in 2022 as we embark on our most impactful year yet.

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