My Dream Fulfilled

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Today, I am a business woman and I am proud of myself. I am 38 years old and I live with my five children. In the past, whenever I encountered trouble I always thought of killing myself. That was the only solution I could think of. My husband would drink and then...

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Oun Srey’s New Life

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Young girls should never experience abuse and pain. But it happened to me when I was only six years old. I remember that night like a vivid dream. I was asleep at my grandma's house when someone came in and gently carried me. I thought it was my father who came...

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Be Loved, Be Free

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Veata, a young 17 year old dreamed of a different future, to be able to provide for herself and her family. That is why she signed on with a Malaysian employment agency for domestic workers. She flew to Malaysia to start her new life but her dreams were smashed when...

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Becoming Human Again

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My friends and family used to call me energetic. Happy go-lucky. But my first husband beat the life out of me. I was 13. He could have been my grandfather. He sold me when he got tired of me. Like a cow. Or a camel. After raping me, the next man sold...

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A Whole New Future for Sarom

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Sarom is in her mid-40s and has found new life and freedom at Hagar, despite her abusive marriage in the past. Living in a rental apartment with her children near Hagar's women's shelter, Sarom works as a housekeeper and cleaner for Hagar. With her monthly income, she is able to support...

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My Real Value

Money is more important than me. We are a very poor family and we barely have enough food to eat. We work on other people's farm to survive. After work, my parents drink alcohol and beat us repeatedly. We never feel love from them. I do not know what 'school' is since...

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