AGE | 24
LOCATION | United States
STATUS | Safe & Free
Jung-Hee resorted to picking plants in the mountains in North Korea after the police shut her down for selling goods. Finding it unbearably difficult to survive, she escaped to China “without the help of anyone, in hopes that things would get better.”
Though she found shelter, Jung-Hee lived in constant fear of being captured until she learned of an opportunity to escape.
“When I was in China, my heart was never at ease. I got a call that we would be leaving the next morning. I did not have time to get permission from the people I lived with. Once I left [for Southeast Asia], I was very scared. I wasn’t sure if I had come to the wrong place. But when I met two other refugees at the end of the journey, I felt I finally made it and I was alive!”
Jung-Hee was brought into LiNK’s Southeast Asia shelter, and and is now resettled in the United States.
“After coming [to the shelter], everyone treated us as if we were their own family and I cannot express how thankful I am.”
Jung-Hee dreams of studying diligently to earn enough money to bring her parents out of North Korea.
“My parents are still living a really difficult life back home. Yet, I’ve started a new life and hope we can one day live happily together.”
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