Thien’s Story


I used to live in darkness and considered ending it all. When I was eighteen, I was trafficked to Russia where I worked illegally as a labourer. But even after I was rescued and returned home to Vietnam, I still couldn’t find a job that paid enough money...

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A Breakthrough in Justice

When one person makes a stand, it can change lives. This is the story of a life that is being restored thanks to the courage of one government official.

Shaima’s Story

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="306"] Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for each of its clients, thus in this...

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Hagar Celebrates 20 – Zarifa’s Story

Thank you for being a part of Hagar’s journey to restore the lives of the most vulnerable.  Hagar is proud to have delivered 20 years of services to our clients in Afghanistan, Cambodia and Vietnam, working with women and children recovering from severe human rights abuse. To do this...

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Rangsy’s Story

When I was 12 years old I ran away from home. Actually, it wasn’t really home but the alley where I found my mother and stepfather. My real father died when I was young. My mom and stepdad were drug addicts. That’s how we lost our house and ended...

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Tuan and Ny’s Story

Tuan and Ny
“I don’t know how old I was when I was sold. I just remember that I was small and that it happened many times. I want to blame my mother for what she did to me, but I don’t because she is my mother and we were too poor.” –TuanRead More

Srey Mom’s Story

“I bought a lot of pills on my way back to Cambodia. I planned to take them and end my life. I didn’t have anything—no parents, no money. Not even a small hope of change.” –Sreymom The first time Sreymom went to live and work in Malaysia, she had a...

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Duyen Begins Her Journey to Recovery

We were just supposed to be visiting China. That’s what she said. That’s what he said. But as soon as we crossed the border from Vietnam, I was given over to several men. They made me their “wife”—or housemaid. I was forced to live with them for a year. Finally,...

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An Extraordinary Olympics Winner

A 18 year-old Ratanak was admitted to Hagar in 2009. Now he is studying at grade 2 at the integrated class at government school. He studies in the morning and receives training in the afternoon at Rabbit Café such as welcomes guests, cooking and t-shirt printing. He is friendly...

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Samay’s Story

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Samay was approached by a foreign paedophile on the riverbank in Phnom Penh. Over a period of two months, the man groomed Samay by buying him books, food and English lessons. Finally, when Samay was 15, the man sexually abused him and other...

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Overcoming Fear

Everyone has a story—mine used to make me cry myself to sleep at night. A few years ago my mother was murdered. My brother and I looked to the people of our village for help, but no one cared. They discriminated against us because we had been abused by a foreigner. We...

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