Home Of Dreams: VFI’s Shelter in Pakse Laos


“Human Trafficking Is Modern Day Slavery and It’s a Violation Of Human Rights”

Kongseng, Head of the PEWC-Program

Our Shelter, known as the ‘Home of Dreams’, is a safe haven, providing protection and empowerment for survivors of trafficking in southern Laos. The Shelter reintegrates young women into Lao society. The program consists of personal care (counseling and health), education, skills training, and social support.


Protection, Reintegration, Training and Placement

Key elements of the VFI Shelter include:

  • Rescue and Protection: Coordination with organizations in Thailand to rescue young women and to place them in a protected environment away from traffickers.
  • Reintegration: Health care and counseling for young women recovering from this traumatic experience, followed by an assessment of interests and skills.
  • Training and Placement: Education and job training opportunities, followed by help finding stable, reasonable employment which empowers these young women avoid the cycle of trafficking in Thailand and other places throughout Southeast Asia.

Please have a look at our leaflet Shelter At A Glance, including stories of survivors.


How can you help?

VFI’s central aim is to invest in local leaders to create change in their own countries and villages. Our local team in Laos is recognized as a national leader in the fight against human trafficking, but continue to need your support in the form of money or fundraising, volunteer expertise, and links to individuals, companies, family foundations and other organizations.

Please support us, make a donation rightaway or contact us: kongseng@villagefocus.org (head of the PEWC-program).

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