Ms. Lee was born in Yangkangdo, North Korea in late the 70s. She lost her parents at the age of 9, and was raised by her grandmother with her older brother, and younger sister. She didn’t want to be a burden for her grandma, so chose to go to the army for 7 years. Mandatory army service for men is 10 years, and for women is 7. When she came back after the service, she was left with just a military uniform and nothing else. She began selling tobacco at the market and earned a stable income for 6 years. She saved all her income for seed money, then the currency reform was executed in 2009. All of her savings became useless paper. She lost all her hope in North Korea, and immigrated to China for a better life in 2010.
Like most North Korean women, she was captured by human traffickers, and sold to a man. She could not imagine the horrors of her life with this man. She heard about it, but it was just too terrible to describe.
She escaped from this tragic life, and came to NAUH for help. She said “I have lived diligence, and an earnest life in both North Korea, and China, so I have no fear living anywhere in South Korea.” She wants to receive legitimate citizenship, and live a healthy and happy life as she arrives in South Korea. NAUH wants to bless her and see her dreams fulfilled. Please join us in saving one life at a time. We at NAUH desire to rescue every person who appeals to us for help, but there are times we must turn people down because of lack of funding.
It costs about $2000 USD to save one refugee life. (Our priority is orphans, women, and men in that order) Because of your contribution, we are saving one life at a time; NAUH has partnered with you so far to give freedom to 391 lives.