When her neighbour offered to care for her youngest son, Thanh felt grateful.
As a single mother, she was struggling to feed her 4 children. Her eldest boy, just 12 years old, had already dropped out of school to start working. His tiny income was all that kept the family from the brink of starvation.
Thanh needed all the help she could get, so some support from the woman next door was a tremendous relief.
But one day Thanh’s friendly neighbour disappeared, along with her 10-month-old boy.
Thanh was terrified. Instead of helping, her neighbour planned to sell the child to a baby trafficking ring.
Blue Dragon and Vietnamese police tracked the traffickers down and intercepted them as they approached the border with China. Had they crossed, Thanh might have never seen her son again.
Today this family is back together, tearfully reunited. Blue Dragon is helping Thanh through this time and will support her children to stay in school.
A happy ending after a frightening ordeal for Thanh and her children. No child should ever be sold and no mother should ever face such anguish. Together we must do all we can to end human trafficking.