Earlier this year, 18 year old 'Du' traveled from her home in rural Vietnam to China, where a distant cousin said she could easily find a good job. But instead of being offered a job, Du realised she had been tricked; her relative had planned to sell her to a man who...read more
'Thuong' counted every day she was locked inside her captor's house in China, beaten and abused by a man who claimed to be her husband. She survived 637 terrible days before being rescued by police who then contacted Blue Dragon to bring her home to Vietnam. Thuong...read more
Join the Blue Dragon Red Stocking Christmas campaign to bring more joy to children like 'Duong'. Duong looks much younger than his actual age of 15. His tattered appearance shocked people, and he spent his days selling gum or shining shoe on the streets of Hanoi....read more
'An' doesn't know who his parents are, or where he comes from. He grew up in a group of street boys, shining shoes to earn a living on Hanoi's streets. As a baby he had been adopted but instead of receiving love and care, he had to sell chewing gum and beg on the...read more
“Chi" did all she could to get home to her children. Struggling to bring up two infants after her husband died, Chi followed some friends across the border from Vietnam into China in the hope of finding a job, leaving her children behind with their grandparents....read more
Heavy rainfall has caused severe flooding in central Vietnam this week. In some villages, families are trapped in waist-deep water. Over 100 people have died. Blue Dragon children and their family in areas hit by the typhoon are all safe. Our social workers have been...read more
16 year old San is safely home today. Back in February, he left his family in the northern mountains of Vietnam to escape grinding poverty and look for work in Hanoi. When Blue Dragon Children's Foundation met San two weeks ago, he was hungry, living under a bridge,...read more
Loan and Giang met on the road to China, following a woman who had offered them both good jobs. The girls made friends quickly as they discovered they had much in common. They both were aged 23 and from H'mong communities in mountainous regions of Vietnam. Both were...read more
When a friend introduced 13 year old 'Han' a high-paid job in a restaurant, she couldn't be more excited and accepted it straight away. Han has never been to school so cannot read or write. Growing up on tiny coffee and cashew farm in rural Vietnam, she could only...read more
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Dragon Tales February 2019
In this issue: read about “Toan”, a boy who was living on the streets, and now dreams of becoming a doctor; share your thoughts with us in a quick survey; and see how Blue Dragon is working with authorities to ensure the rights of victims of human trafficking and child abuse!