Instead of attending school as a child, Yoon-Hui worked in the fields to help her ailing mother and father survive. Tired of living in need, she decided to escape to China to earn money. Upon crossing, she was sold as a bride to her husband, whom she had a daughter with, and spent her first four years of marriage in hiding. Her husband often beat her and used her for his pleasure. She was also treated very poorly in the community because many people knew she was from North Korea.
Unable to provide for her three-year-old child, Yoon-Hui decided to escape after her husband went to work and left her child with a family she trusted. LiNK met Yoon-Hui in China and offered her an opportunity to escape this lifestyle so that no man could own her. She is rescued and is now resettled in South Korea.
Yoon-Hui plans to work as a seamstress or shoemaker to send money to her parents in North Korea, but her greatest wish is to bring her daughter to South Korea so they can reunite and she can provide her with an education.
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