Ryma’s Story

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Ryma owns one of the most popular hair and beauty salons in town. Although it’s a new venture, Ryma is full of hope for how it will provide for her in the future. She didn't have that sense of hope when she first came to Hagar.

Ryma grew up in a...

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Monessa’s Story

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My father used to abuse me. It began when I was 8, and I didn’t know he was not my real father. Coming from school and being alone with my abuser was worse than seeing my own grave.

 

That was not the worst. The worst was when he threatened me to...

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Hau’s Story

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A year ago, Hagar Vietnam received an emergency call in the middle of the night. It was from Hau, a 37 year old woman who had woken up to her drunk husband turning their house upside down. Hau feared for her life, he was violent and unpredictable. When her husband...

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Zaher’s Story

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“One day, I will be back with my family again. I’ll be an engineer and serve my people. I will improve my family’s situation when I am a man.” Zaher, 11 year old boy, at the Forgotten No More project

Zaher grew up in Kabul with his parents, two sisters and...

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Nhi’s Story

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Nhi is a proud mother of two. Her journey has not been easy, but she is tenacious, resilient, and a fast learner. In January of 2016, Nhi’s husband, a man who she loved, sexually abused their two young children. This was the breaking point for Nhi - after years of...

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