Ms. Kim was born into a very poor family, in Bochun, Yangkangdo in the mid 1990s - just as the Great Famine hit the country. In their poverty, they tried to raise a few animals when possible, and they desperately hunted for herbs to pick. Daily life was spent wondering where the next meal would come from.
During the Great Famine, there are reports that animals disappeared from the country; even the sound of birds disappeared, as the people ate anything they could find.
Life was barely held together by one small thread, which always seemed on the verge of breaking. Her one consolation was her family. And then the accident happened. Ms. Kim’s father was seriously injured, and his physical pain was horrendous. Her family needed the money desperately for her father’s pain. But of course, there was no money.
What could she do? The only solution seemed to be: escape to China and earn money for pain-killers.
Ms. Kim was so young, barely in her 20’s, but she crossed the Aprok River, and was sold to Chinese man 1 year older than herself. Life became unimaginably worse. No one spoke to her, there was no social contact, and there was no dignity, no hope, and she was treated like an animal.
As she told us about this, Ms. Kim wept, and said “I was in my twenties, and I felt like I was only allowed to breathe.”
Now, we at NAUH are celebrating her precious life, and are grateful to be able to help her come to South Korea. We hope her dream comes true, and that she can live a life of freedom.
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 417 lives.