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.”...

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Tam’s Story


Tam is 25 years old and endured years of abuse by her father and her husband. Due to the lack of affection and attention from the time she was young, Tam was extremely vulnerable. She married a man who professed his love for her without knowing much about his background...

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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, with...

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Wajia Shares Her Journey


I hope my family will accept me again.

I would do anything just to have their love back. I love them and hope one day they will let me back into their lives. But if they don’t, I will support myself.

Two years ago I had to leave my home. A...

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Nita’s New Vision


My name is Nita, and I am 9 years old. I study 2nd grade in school. My favourite subjects are English and Khmer Literature. In the future, I want to be a teacher so I can share my knowledge to the next generation.

I just came back from Singapore for my...

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Zuhra Finds Freedom


For as long as I can remember, I’ve been alone. I’ve had my own mind. My own opinion. My own plan for my life. Although it is typical in my country for young girls to marry, it is unwanted by many. I was one of the lucky ones—one who got...

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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 and...

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A House Mother’s Journey to Recovery – Mak Sok’s Story

The man is supposed to support the family, but all my husband did was drink. Not only were we poor, but he was also violent towards me. I did the best I could selling jackfruit, but we fell into debt anyways. I didn’t want this life for myself and especially...

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Be Strong for the Future – Seynea’s Story

I’ve always been happy with what I’ve had. My family was poor, but I didn’t complain. Whatever I needed to do to help us, I did—willingly. I wasn’t old enough to understand the difference between right and wrong. Until I met the foreigner. At first he treated me well, but then...

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