Supporting a new beginning in Vietnam
Mrs Le Thi Binh from Vietnam came to Slovakia legally to visit her son. When her visa expired, she stayed living here illegally for another four years. In order to return home, she was missing valid documents and money. She therefore asked IOM Bratislava for help, was registered into the Assisted Voluntary Returns and Reintegrations Programme (AVRR) and obtained assistance with returning back to Vietnam.
Shortly upon her return, Mrs Binh decided to use the offered reintegration assistance, thanks to which she expanded her family farm to breeding pigs and fish. IOM Bratislava in cooperation with IOM Hanoi purchased the animals and material needed for construction of a pig shelter, which protects the animals against adverse weather and lowers the risk of contagious diseases. In the future, Mrs Binh is planning to further expand the farm, to ensure a long-term source of income for the entire family.
More on reintegration assistance to migrants returning home with the help of IOM within the AVRR Programme may be found on the website www.avr.iom.sk.
(Names of the persons have been published with their consent. / Names of the persons have been altered to protect their identity.)