Orphans from North Korea
When North Korean refugee women cross the border into China and get sold, that isn’t the end of their story. There are consequences of the mass sale of North Korean women. The UNHCR estimates that there are between 20,000 to 30,000 children who are born into these forced marriages, according to their report (UN Doc A/HRC/25/63 at para 44). We support children whose North Korean mothers have been sent back to North Korea or have abandoned them. We do this in two ways: holistic support or family support.
Through holistic support, we operate homes, which care for all facets of our children’s lives including food, housing, medical care, and education.
Through family support, we work with families of these children who are able to take care of them but need help with expenses such as school and medical costs.
The goal of Orphan Care is to provide a means for these children to become self-sufficient adults. Crossing Borders is helping them accomplish this through scholarships, job training and partnering with local businesses.
We also send teams to the region to support these children through counseling, career seminars and relationship building.
Already, Crossing Borders is seeing fruits of the Orphan Care program. In 2017 we saw the first child in this program graduate trade school and become a fully self-sufficient adult.
But we don’t see this program as something only to get children ready for careers. It’s much more. Our goal is to help them deal with the pain in their hearts, to teach them to be people of character and to be an asset to their local churches and communities.
ORPHAN GROWTH FUND
Your contribution of $40 per month or more will provide direct support for the vulnerable children in our network. These funds will pay for the food, shelter, education, transportation and medical needs of the children in our Orphan Care Program. In return, donors of our Orphan Growth Fund will receive a semi-annual newsletter on the children in the Orphan Growth Fund.