Imagine, for 14 years: waking up to rage,hatred, sexual assault, and forced labor demands. For 14 never ending years, Ms. Park woke upto this on a daily basis. She was a slavein China. During those years ofloneliness, fear, and torture, she would remember her sister, who took care ofher when their mother died.
It all seemed so long ago.
She was born in Chungjinin, North Korea in1982. Her mother had died during thetime of the Great Famine, when Ms. Park was in high school. Somehow, her sister and also her 2sisters-in-law made it possible for her to finish schooling. She remembered their sacrifices, during yearswhen food was so scarce that people died of starvation everywhere you turned. Even though her sister and sisters in lawwere badly malnourished, and frighteningly thin themselves, they did everythingthey could to help her stay in school.
Memories of their kindness and sacrificecontrasted with the Han Chinese family that owned her now.
In 2004, Ms. Park had desperately fled toChina in hope of making money, at the age of 22. She was caught by human traffickers like abutterfly in a net. There was no wayout! And the family that bought her wasstrangely united in hating her. Ms. Parkspent the years in her twenties experiencing nothing but intense shame, sexualviolation, and bullying rage. It wassuch a heavy load to bear. But the fearof “repatriation” to North Korea, whichwould surely include even more brutal torture, kept her frozen in hersituation.
Then a day came with an opportunity toescape. We can’t share details of thisescape, for the safety of others in similar situations. Ms. Park was able to contact NAUH.
Her heart is still with her beloved sisterin North Korea. She’ll do anything shecan to help her sister! But first, Ms. Park must get citizenship. She also hopes perhaps to study and work as ahairstylist. This hope is possiblebecause of kind and generous contributions.
Please join us in savingone life at a time.
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.)
Because of your contributions, we are saving one life at atime;
NAUH has partnered with you so far to give freedom to 353 lives.