Ms. Kim became the mother figure in the household at a young age, when both of her parents died. Suddenly she was the one everyone looked to for help and strength. Ms. Kim did not have anyone to help shoulder this burden, and she was very faithful.
She remembers long days of searching the mountains, looking for the kudzu root - an edible root that can be used to make medicine in modern days. The search was hard and long, and she was desperate to feed her younger siblings. When she returned home, the young ones would be looking to her.
Ms. Kim was born in Wonsan, Kangwon City in the late 1970s. She was barely in her teens when the Great Famine hit, and she saw many dead bodies during that time in North Korea. The dead bodies were a continual warning to the remaining living population: they could be next. The shadow of death was everywhere.
Ms. Kim doesn’t tell us of that many details besides this, but after her siblings became adults, she got married, and had 2 children. Now her precious children were the light of her life.
The battle with starvation was always there, for her and the entire common population of North Korea. Because of her intense love for her children, Ms. Kim would do anything to feed them - just as she had for her siblings. Eventually, she was able to get in touch with relatives in China. With their help, she was able to cross the Tuman River in 2004.
She got a job at a small diner. She sent her earnings to North Korea for 4 years; then in 2008, a new nightmare began - she could not get any response from her family!! Where were they? What had happened? Where were the children? Oh, her heart ached! She had been faithful provider, doing everything out of love. What could stop her beloved children from responding to her? The possibilities haunted her. Ms. Kim was distraught.
Where are they? Her heart could only cry this endlessly. No matter where Ms. Kim would walk, if she saw someone the age of her son or daughter, she had to turn and search the face of the child. She was always, always looking for them in every crowd.
Now, most of Ms. Kim’s heart is missing: somewhere, her heart lives with her beloved son and daughter. The holidays are especially painful with their absence, and we at NAUH would do anything to bring them back together.
Her desire to bring her children to South Korea is her driving force. She longs for citizenship and to be “Mother” yet once more. We at NAUH will do everything in our power to make this happen. This wonderful mother deserves everything we can give her. Her hope remains alive because of donations from our supporters.
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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 love, we are saving one life at a time;
NAUH has partnered with you so far to give freedom to 448 lives