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...
Bahawuddin’s Story

Bahawuddin’s Story

Reuniting a family. Bahawuddin was born into a big family. He has seven brothers and sisters, his father, his mother, and his father’s second wife. When Bahawuddin was very young, his mother ran away, and took his oldest sister and 11 year-old brother with her. He was...
Hoa’s Story

Hoa’s Story

Hoa was at University when she met her husband, Lanh. He was a single father who was taking care of his six year old son, at the same time as running an IT center for students. She told her parents she wanted to marry Lanh, but her parents weren’t supportive of...