• February 2022

    ILO supports VFI to create and operate a Migrant Resource Center in Salavan Province, Southern Lao

  • October 2021

    VFI initiates a project building capacity of officials at Quarantine Centers in southern Laos to identify victims of human trafficking

  • January 2021

    VFI celebrates 20 years of operations in Laos, and remains the first and still-only international INGO created in the Lao PDR

  • May 2018

  • December 2016

    VFI turns Bike4Kids! event over to local Cambodian organization and focuses mission on Laos

  • March 2016

    VFI opens a transit center to help Lao trafficking survivors from Thailand reintegrate into Lao society

  • January 2016

    VFI opens Vientiane shelter for survivors of human trafficking

  • November 2012

    VFI’s HEAL project becomes an independent organization, the Association for Community Development

  • October 2009

    VFI opens the first shelter in Laos for human trafficking survivors, located in Pakse (southern Laos)

  • June 2009

    VFI opens LINK resource center to educate Lao public, government, and civil society about land rights

  • October 2008

  • May 2008

  • December 2006

    VFI creates Angkor Wat Bike4Kids! event in Cambodia, which lasts for 10 years under VFI’s leadership

  • July 2003

    US State Dept. approves and funds VFI’s first anti-trafficking project

  • May 2001

    VFI’s original program — Health, Education, Agriculture, Leadership (HEAL) — launches

  • August 2000

    VFI becomes a registered nonprofit in the US, and the first NGO to operate in Laos

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