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New Shelter Open!

The happiness on the kids faces says it all. They are thrilled to move into a new Blue Dragon shelter which will be their home for the coming days and months.  At the house-warming party, one teen expressed his hope that the new home will encourage all the boys to support each other better, and develop good habits.… Read the rest

A long time

Crossing-border

Late last week, Blue Dragon brought home a woman, “Binh,” who was trafficked from Vietnam to China 26 years ago.

The idea that someone could be enslaved for so long seems to defy understanding. We don’t yet know her full story, but we do know that when she was sold into a forced marriage at the start of the 1990s she already had a family here in Vietnam.… Read the rest

Teens rescued from sweatshop back in school

‘Quang’ spent the first year of his teenage life being paid 13 cents an hour working in a sweatshop in southern Vietnam. His impoverished parents had no idea about the terrible working conditions when they agreed to let him go with the stranger who gave them 75% of Quang’s earnings in advance.… Read the rest

Back

Back

Thanh had a quiet life.

Aged 27, she worked in a Hanoi clothes shop. She had good friends, a decent salary, and every reason to think she would soon be married and starting her own family.

Until just over a month ago.

One of her friends in the shop came to her secretly with a great idea.… Read the rest