Ha’s Story

Ha’s Story

“It’s the best meal I have ever had in my life. It’s also the first time I got to sit at the table during my meal. My husband said I looked just like a dog so I had to eat like a dog!” –Ha Ha was 15 years old when she was sold as a bride and trafficked to China from...
Malis’s Story

Malis’s Story

Malis came to Hagar two years after being raped at the age of nine by an older family member. After reporting the crime to the local authorities, Malis was referred to Hagar for help including legal support. Despite the fact that it took almost two years for Malis’...
Mon and Khim’s Story

Mon and Khim’s Story

Mon and his wife Khim live in Takeo province and they have been Hagar foster parents since 2007. Mon is a church Deacon, who also works in construction and Khim is a housewife. Together they had seven biological children, but sadly five died. After hearing about...
Trang’s Story

Trang’s Story

Trang’s family was never a happy one. Her father worked in another province and when he came home once or twice a month, he would beat her mother and blame her for his violence.  As the only daughter, Trang spent her whole life trying to please everyone in her...
Zahra’s Story

Zahra’s Story

Photo by Andrew Quilty    Zahra’s father died when she was young girl. Subsequently, she, her mother, and her two sisters moved in with one of her brothers and his wife. Her brother and his wife regularly beat Zahra and her sisters, and treated them like...
Sopheak and Makara’s Story

Sopheak and Makara’s Story

Makara is seven, and her big sister Sopheak is nine. They live in a rural province in Cambodia with their grandmother, who they moved in with a couple of years ago when their parents had to move away. In the months that followed their move, both Makara and Sopheak...