SISTAR’s Hyorin and Soyu recently went on a volunteer trip to Liberia for eight days and seven nights starting from March 31st.
These two kind-hearted idols joined SBS’ “Hope TV” and Miral Welfare Foundation to visit a gravel quarry village in Monrovia, the capital city of Liberia. The idols found out that the villagers burn used tires all day long to weaken the ground to break apart the rocks. What surprised them the most is that the children of the village have to work all day. They are unable to go to school and are earning less than 1 USD per day gathering the gravel.
Hyorin and Soyu worked with one family in particular that was surviving on one meal per day provided by the labor of the entire family. They helped the family gather the rocks and transport them in bags which weighed around 20 to 40 kilograms.
Soyu shared, “This place is dangerous for children to live in. It’s hard to breathe with all the smoke from the used tires. The children are surviving the hard labor by taking painkillers every day and they are able to eat only one meal per day. I want to help find a way for the children here to be able to enjoy their childhood.”
The episodes featuring SISTAR’s trip to Liberia will be broadcast on May 10th and 11th on Hope TV SBS.
Article by: Dian
Edited by: Alona
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