Celebrating 20+ years of service to sexually exploited
children in Southeast Asia.
One Body Village is a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 1999 to bring hope to sexually abused and exploited children, particularly in Southeast Asia.
One Body Village’s name was derived from an African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child”, which means that it takes an entire community of different people interacting with children in order for a child to experience and grow in a safe environment.
In partnership with One Body Village Canada and One Body Village Vietnam (known as Nhip Cau Hanh Phuc), we deliver programs aimed at rescue, restoration, and prevention of child sexual exploitation.
Our philosophy is to support children with a child-centered approach that focuses on the child, as an active citizen, in the context of their family, community, and society.
We envision a world free from abuse and exploitation of all forms for every child.
Our mission is a) to improve the lives of high risk and sexually exploited children by giving them shelter, education, medical care, psychological counseling and vocational training and b) to prevent child sexual exploitation by educating and empowering communities to be catalysts for change.
Board of Directors
Dr. Thomas Nguyen (Chair)
The (Steve) Minh Dao (Treasurer)
Linh Do (Secretary)
President of Global Operations
Regional Director of Southeast Asia
Our partners in Canada help us fund our operations in Southeast Asia. To learn more about them, or to donate and receive a charitable receipt in Canada, click here.
Be a voice. Lend a Hand. Make a difference. Save a life.
What we do
We rescue and provide crisis intervention to high-risk and sexually exploited children through our agents or community partners. We assess each child's needs on a case-by-case basis.
We provide education, medical care, psychological counseling, and vocational training to high-risk and sexually exploited children so that they can regain their human dignity, restore their self-esteem, realize their self-worth, and rebuild their lives.
We work closely with our partners in remote regions of Vietnam and Cambodia to deliver education workshops about the prevalence, prevention and reporting of child sexual abuse & exploitation.
"Since I've been here, I smile every day.
I don't know what to say but thank you so much".
Q., 14 years old, Vietnam
Where we work
3. Malaysia (to re-start in late 2020)
4. Other undisclosed regions of Southeast Asia
5. United States of America
Currently, we only operate one confidential home in Vietnam for children who remain in danger. In all countries, we offer crisis intervention, financial assistance, referrals for services on a case-by-case basis, and rescue children by employing our own agents or collaborating with those from partner agencies.
For safety reasons, we must keep the other undisclosed regions in Southeast Asia confidential.
Here's a glimpse at the difference we made in 2019
17 children safely housed
23 children supported in the community
3 girls receiving vocational training + 3 girls receiving financial assistance to change her life (Make a Difference Program)
98 new cases managed
71 sucessful rescue & crisis intervention cases + 12,785 km traveled
12 workshops + 350 women and children educated about the prevalence, prevention, and reporting of child sexual abuse & exploitation
10 media presences (e.g., TV interview)
6 new partnerships formed with local and international agencies to advance our mission
3 children provided safe housing
9 children supported in the community
1 girl receiving vocational training
1 successful crisis intervention
3 new partnerships formed with local agencies to advance our mission
United States of America
1 survivor graduated from University and got married!
Let's Make A Change.
Here are some ways you can save a life:
Mail a Cheque
Make cheques payable to:
One Body Village Inc.
PO Box 162933
Atlanta, GA 30321
Duong Thi Thuy Hong
Account Number: 0921000708142
Branch: District 8
(for residents in Vietnam)
Report a Case
Report a case of child sexual abuse and exploitation immediately.
Our 24 hour hotline in Vietnam:
Tel: 0949 754 294
We are committed to ensuring that our financial resources are used primarily to advance our mission. We strive to conduct our programs and services in a way that is honest, transparent, and ethical. Furthermore, we act in good faith and honour our commitments.