Srey Poch’s Story

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“I don’t want to go back home yet. I feel unsafe in the rural countryside, especially because the perpetuator has not been arrested yet.” Srey Poch, 12 years old. Srey Poch used to live in a small village near the sea in Sihanoukville. Her father was a fisherman, and her...

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Srey Mom’s Story

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“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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Rotha trusts Hagar Counselors and thrives in the Community Learning Centre

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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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Rangsy’s Story

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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

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“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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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