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It takes a village to prevent human trafficking

Some communities in Lesotho have “informal” or “illegal” borders leading to South Africa. These are areas where the river is narrow or shallow enough for someone to cross through easily, and they act as a primary transport opportunity for human traffickers. 

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Stopping human trafficking before it happens

Breaking news: The BDS Lesotho team intercepted a female traveling to meet an online boyfriend before exploitation could occur! Beautiful Dream Society provides transit monitoring services as part of our commitment to prevent and combat human trafficking in Lesotho. We watch for warning signs of a potential trafficking situation and take appropriate actions for suspicious circumstances. 

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Special field trips for special children

Most of the kids in the Beautiful Dream Society Children’s Homes don’t have parents to teach them about their heritage. They enjoy the privilege of indoor plumbing and proper education but lack some of the communal elements they would receive with a traditional upbringing. To combat this and fill the gaps, BDS takes the children on special field trips to learn about the world around them.  

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Struggle is only part of their story

Beautiful Dream Society aims to give orphans and impoverished children in Lesotho the best chance at a happy, healthy life. These kids face the same challenges as American children—friendship conflicts, career choices, boredom, peer pressure, and big life decisions that they struggle to navigate. At the end of the day, they’re normal kids with normal kid problems, and they need support to get through the growing pains. 

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Empowering survivors through trauma-informed care

Trauma-informed care is a cornerstone of our mission. At Beautiful Dream Society, we assist women, girls, and boys who have experienced human trafficking, sexual assault, gender-based violence, and other traumatic events. Our staff understands the complex thoughts, feelings, and emotions that trauma survivors face, and they use specialized care to accommodate those needs. 

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Family reunion after human trafficking

Imagine being ripped from your family so young that you don’t even know they exist. Instead of building core memories around the dinner table, your memories are rooted in an unfamiliar land. Such is the case for millions of children who get trafficked every year. 

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Human trafficking recently illegal in Lesotho

Human trafficking is a problem worldwide. In Lesotho specifically, it may shock you to know it wasn’t even a crime until 2011. As a result, law enforcement there is often at a loss. They don’t know how to handle situations we run into, especially with our transit monitoring program.

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Making a big difference at the Lesotho border

You’ve probably heard the story of the boy who was on the beach throwing starfish into the ocean one at a time. His dad saw what he was doing and asked, “What are you doing? You can’t save all of them.” The boy replied, “Yes, but for that one, I made a big difference.”

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End human trafficking.