It was the Great Famine; Ms. Jang’s parents were both sick in the hospital, and she was young. She lived with her grandmother, who had no money, no food. Ms. Jang lived with a constant sense of danger - would she starve? Would her grandmother starve because of her?
Her grandmother had grown up in this country of evil, North Korea, as well. Grandmother watched people die in the streets from starvation; finally, she told Ms. Jang - go to China. Even if you are sold, your life will be better than here. And, perhaps you will be sold to a nice person. These are the fairy tales that the desperate people believe at times, because they can’t bear reality.
What could Ms. Jang do? Obviously grandmother wanted her to go. She wasn’t even 20 years old yet, but one day she crossed over the Aprok River in 2010. The interesting thing was, she was sold to a man 8 years older than herself who was relatively kind to her. But this owner was not the only authority in the family - and the other authority in the family hated her...
The man’s older sister loved to beat Ms. Jang. Ms. Jang will always remember this sister’s rage and the look on her face. The sister acted like a concentration camp prison guard.
In 2014, a small but incredible chance for hope came. She was able to phone her family in North Korea. It was heartbreaking to hear that her mother had never stopped looking for her, longing for her only daughter, and then oneday Mother had been hit by a car.
Ms. Jang learned that her father was still alive. And so, one day Ms. Jang escaped (details are private). She found NAUH and is desperate to rescue her father and bring him to South Korea to live with her.
Ms. Jang is right now on her way to South Korea - and we have hope for her and her father because of the generous contributions that come to NAUH to save those who have suffered so much.
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;