Growing up, little Ms. Hanremembers her large family - 3 boys and 4 girls, in a country that never hadenough food. However, she was so youngwhen her parents died. The next yearswere spent living randomly at the homes of brothers and sisters - and it wasimpossible to get much of an education with such instability.
Ms. Han had been born1973. By the time she was 20, she wasdisadvantaged, even for a North Korean. Without education, what could she hope to do in life? And then the Great Famine hit. Life was so hard, so painful. There are reports of the complete absence ofbirdsong and even animal life in general in North Korea - every living thingwould be captured and eaten, in desperation!
But China seemed to havethe reputation of being the place where rice was eaten every day. Could it be true? After years of sadly moving around from houseto house, and never really feeling like she knew the future, Ms. Han may have thoughtshe had very little to lose. No reallysolid home, no food, no education -surely China had more to offer to her.
How wrong she would be, shewould later realise.
But the temptation was toohard to resist - Ms. Han crossed the Tuman River in January 2010. Surprisingly, she only cost 5 dollars to herslave-owner. And now, she had to workday and night. Even when shefainted, there was no mercy for her whenshe woke up - she was pushed right back into working the fields.
Once, she had beensomeone’s daughter. So long ago, herparents died...and then she at least had known she was a sister. But who was she now? All her identity had been ripped from her.
For safety’s sake we can’tshare details of her escape. We stand byMs. Han, desiring to help her as she isdesperate to make a home in South Korea, get citizenship, and discover thatlife is more than slavery. Withgenerous donations this is possible.
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Weat NAUH desire to rescue every person who appeals to us for help,
butthere are times when we must turn people down because of lack of funding.
It costs about $2000 USD to save onerefugee life.
(Our priority is orphans, women, and men -in that order.)
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NAUH has partnered with you so far to give freedom to 352 lives.