Vatey’s Story

Vatey was born into a family of fishermen and women. When she was young, her parents would leave her and her siblings at night and head out to sea in search of seafood to sell. While they worked regularly, their income was unstable and largely dependent on what they caught....

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Khatera’s Story


This story is largely told in Khatera’s own words. Her husband was very violent with her and with their 18-year old daughter, regularly sexually abusing her. The daughter shared this with her mother, but when Khatera tried to confront her husband, he would only grow angry and violent towards her....

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Foster Parents Sok and King’s Story


Hagar’s community-based care program allows for clients to safely reside in their own community, with their family, in a foster home, or independently. This approach enables clients to remain better connected to their communities and promotes greater resiliency, higher levels of independence, and stronger safety networks. This story comes from...

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Oanh’s Story


Oanh, a 31-year-old young lady comes from a poor family from a mountainous area. She is the only one in the family born with disabilities. She is hunch-backed and blind in one eye. Her childhood was full of tears and fear from being badly treated by her mother and brother...

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Ryma’s Story


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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