When ‘Le’ held hands with ‘Hoa’, their hearts connected in ways which we will never know. They were both sold to Chinese brothels one year ago, when Le was only 14 and Hoa was 15 years old. A family friend promised Le a “good job with a good salary” in China. As her family was so poor, she didn’t hesitate to accept the offer. She was shocked when she found herself locked up in a brothel. She was beaten for a month until she agreed to ‘work’. She told the Blue Dragon rescue team that she made the decision to live. Hoa came from a village in mountainous northern Vietnam. She followed a friend for “a trip”, only to end up being raped and sold to a brothel. Blue Dragon has now reunited both girls with their families.
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