The Power of Education – Tien’s Story

The Power of Education – Tien’s Story

Education connected with recovery unlocks full potential.   Growing up in a family where the parents got divorced and living with the father’s family, Tien didn’t get as much care from her mother as a normal kid would like. She was tricked by a group of Vietnamese...
Overcoming Stigmas – Loi’s Story

Overcoming Stigmas – Loi’s Story

“I can overcome what hindered me in the past, and so can you.” Loi, a 21-year-old client of Hagar International in Vietnam attended an international conference in Taiwan in late October 2018. At this event, Loi had many opportunities to learn and grow by sharing...
Nasreen’s Story

Nasreen’s Story

Courage Abounds Nasreen felt trapped after being contracted in marriage at age 15 and she was tired of experiencing her father’s violence, drug addiction, and his squandering of the family’s resources.  She knew that if anything were going to change for her future,...
Hiep’s Story

Hiep’s Story

Hiep grew up in the mountains of Northern Vietnam. Hagar staff remember the first time they visited her at home after she called the Hagar hotline. When she was younger, she didn’t feel loved or known by her parents because they were always away trying to make money...
Trang’s Story

Trang’s Story

From darkness to light. Trang was never happy while she was growing up. Her father worked in another province and only came home once or twice a month, but his visits were always unpleasant. He would beat her mother and blame Trang for the violence. Being the only...
Maryam’s Story

Maryam’s Story

Maryam, 20, faced a long and arduous road before coming to Hagar. Her mother, alone and homeless and then a refugee in Iran, died giving birth to Maryam. She was then adopted by an aunt and uncle. She never felt safe or relaxed at her new home and when she was only...