My Story – Thi

my story thi

My parents used to make me eat pig slop. You might wonder what pig slop tastes like, but it's not as bad as it sounds. To be honest, I got used to it. But what was worse was when my parents would yell at me. Or they'd hit me. Or...

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Letting Go of Shame

letting go of shame

This is Neth's story and there are many more like him. With your help, we can help more boys like Neth, who have survived the greatest of exploitation, to become whole again.

There is a shame that does not go away.

The shame of being taunted and teased for my disability, of...

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Freed by Love

freed by love

Betrayed. Rejected. Imprisoned.

Have you ever felt these in your life?

My parents never liked me. They thought I was stupid. They divorced when I was 15.

When I was 19, I met Vi. I thought she was my best friend. But best friends don't betray you the way she did.

She sold me...

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My Dream Fulfilled

my dream fulfilled

Today, I am a business woman and I am proud of myself.

I am 38 years old and I live with my five children.

In the past, whenever I encountered trouble I always thought of killing myself. That was the only solution I could think of.

My husband would drink and then he...

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Oun Srey’s New Life

oun-srey

Young girls should never experience abuse and pain.

But it happened to me when I was only six years old.

I remember that night like a vivid dream. I was asleep at my grandma's house when someone came in and gently carried me. I thought it was my father who came to...

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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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