My Real Value

my real value

Money is more important than me.

We are a very poor family and we barely have enough food to eat. We work on other people's farm to survive. After work, my parents drink alcohol and beat us repeatedly. We never feel love from them.

I do not know what 'school' is since...

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Be Loved, Be Free

be loved, be free

Veata, a young 17 year old dreamed of a different future, to be able to provide for herself and her family.

That is why she signed on with a Malaysian employment agency for domestic workers. She flew to Malaysia to start her new life but her dreams were smashed when she...

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Becoming Human Again

becoming human again

My friends and family used to call me energetic.

Happy go-lucky.

But my first husband beat the life out of me. I was 13.

He could have been my grandfather. He sold me when he got tired of me. Like a cow. Or a camel. After raping me, the next man sold me...

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Chhivorn’s Courage

chhivorns courage

Chhivorn never got along with his mom and step dad-that's why he slept on the streets.

The foreigner found him there and invited him to stay with him and a few other boys. It had to be better than the streets, Chhivorn thought.

Over the next few months, Chhivorn suffered unimaginable abuse....

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A Whole New Future for Sarom

a whole new future for sarom

Sarom is in her mid-40s and has found new life and freedom at Hagar, despite her abusive marriage in the past.

Living in a rental apartment with her children near Hagar's women's shelter, Sarom works as a housekeeper and cleaner for Hagar.

With her monthly income, she is able to support her...

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