After hearing about the outside world from smuggled foreign media, Geumju escaped North Korea in 2008 to see it for herself. She worked in a textile factory in China before finally making the journey to South Korea in 2010. Today, she studies business administration at a university in Seoul while attending an English learning institute. She will soon travel to San Francisco to participate in LiNK’s Study Abroad & Career Development Program. Her dream is to become a professional florist. You can help North Koreans like Geumju pursue their dreams by fundraising or donating to our empowerment programs.