Monday, June 17, 2013

Let's make this happen

Thanh is 14 years old. He lives in Dien Bien province, up near the border of Laos, where child traffickers are a plague, preying on impoverished rural families with promises of training, jobs, and a better life in the city.

When Thanh was trafficked, he thought he was going to learn to be a tailor. Instead he became a slave in a sweatshop, working up to 18 hours a day for no pay. Blue Dragon found him and his friends in March this year and got him safely home.

But home is not ideal for Thanh. Storms have damaged his already-fragile house, and his mother has no money to repair or rebuild.

Thanh needs a new house before winter arrives. He doesn't need much; just something safe and solid to keep the rain and cold out.

Blue Dragon's Whatever It Takes appeal is raising money for kids in crisis. If you can help with Thanh's house, please donate to the appeal and let us know it's for Thanh - just email We need $3000 for a full rebuild (yes, an entire house for $3000) and welcome contributions towards this.

A few dollars will give Thanh and his family a powerful new start in life. Let's make this happen.

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