Shamsea’s Story

Shamsea’s Story

Photo by Andrew Quilty   Shamsea is 17 years old and came to Hagar in 2017.  She came from a difficult family background in a rural province of Afghanistan.  Growing up, Shamsea was often neglected. Her mother passed away from cancer, her father decided not to seek...
Arunny’s Story

Arunny’s Story

Arunny is outgoing and energetic. She’s at ease answering questions about her life, and she smiles a lot. Arunny starts work at around 7:30am each morning. She’s training to be a chef at the Cambodiana Hotel. She describes herself as being a fast learner, and says...
Kunthea’s Story

Kunthea’s Story

Kunthea giggles a lot when she speaks. She is eleven years old, and she looks as if she’s just had a growth spurt, but her posture is confident. Kunthea has lots of dreams, ones that she believes she will be able to reach because of the support of her foster parents....
Channary’s Story

Channary’s Story

Channary, like any new mother, is tired. Her baby girl is three months and 27 days old and isn’t yet sleeping through the night. Though tired, Channary has a quiet confidence about her, and a very clearly close relationship with her counselor.    Channary grew up in...
Yasin’s Story

Yasin’s Story

Yasin is 13, but he looks taller than his age. He’s described as a happy, clever, and a polite boy, but Yasin has had to work hard to start healing from the trauma of his childhood. When he was younger and living at home, Yasin tended the sheep of a rich man. One day,...