Som Nang’s Story

Som Nang’s Story

Growing up, Som Nang’s father was violent and eventually her mum left the family to go and work in another province. She left the 4 girls with their father and re-married. Som Nang and her sisters worked as harvest workers at the Thai border. One day, when she was...
Sahid’s Story

Sahid’s Story

Shahid is a twelve-year-old boy from a small province in Afghanistan.  Shahid’s father is addicted to drugs and has abandoned his family. Shahid’s mother takes care of the family with the support of her eldest son who serves as a police officer. Shahid and the younger...
Arunny’s Story

Arunny’s Story

Arunny is 17 years old, outgoing and energetic. She smiles a lot and has always dreamt of one day becoming a chef. Until three months ago, Arunny never thought she would achieve this dream. After Arunny’s mother died, her father had not wanted to care for his daughter...
Hoa’s Story

Hoa’s Story

Hoa is 27 years old, she’s a bridal make-up specialist and a hairstylist in training. Hoa loves her family, and she’s great at her job. When Hoa was a teenager, both of her parents suffered debilitating health challenges that prevented them from working. They found...
Zarifa’s Story

Zarifa’s Story

Zarifa had never felt heard before she came to Hagar. She was married at a young age to a man with an abusive family, but like many girls her age, she really just wanted to go to school. She wanted to get a job. She wanted to live safely and independently as someone...
Yem’s Story

Yem’s Story

When a baby first enters the world it is usually a time of great joy as the tiny new life is embraced into a family. For Yem, a young mother in Cambodia, it was just seven days after welcoming her baby daughter into the world that she encountered unimaginable trauma....