You can help rebuild lives after the trauma of trafficking
For Hoa, a survivor of human trafficking these services have been life-saving in her journey towards wholeness.
Many living in poverty, their desire to escape poverty and make a better life for themselves and their family is often exploited by traffickers. They are offered promises of employment, education or money, none of which traffickers ever deliver on.
For Hoa*, it was the promise of vocational training and a better job to help support her family that led her to being trafficked to Malaysia.
Working in a brothel, serving 15-20 men daily, Hoa was abused, isolated and exhausted. After a time Hoa became contracted HIV and became extremely ill. No longer able to serve clients, Hoa was kicked out onto the streets.
Destitute, Hoa held little hope for her future until the actions of a stranger set her on a journey back home, and on a path to healing and wholeness.
A woman, going about her daily routine, noticed Hoa on the streets one day and gave her money to contact her family. This small gesture of kindness would mean the difference between life and death for Hoa.
After contacting her family, Hoa’s mother desperately sought loans from everyone she knew so she could go to Malaysia and bring Hoa home.
By the time Hoa finally arrived home in Vietnam she was extremely malnourished and close to death. Hoa was immediately admitted to hospital for treatment and it was during this time Hoa and her family were told of the programs available through Hagar.
Hagar offered Trauma Recovery Care to Hoa and also assisted with practical help like emergency healthcare, travel expenses for medical appointments and much needed nutrition for Hoa and her whole family.
We are happy to report that Hoa is slowly becoming healthier and more confident each day, and after only five months of treatment, she is now enrolled in a hairdressing course with the support of Hagar.
Hoa is beginning to heal after a very traumatic experience and has once again found a safe place among family, friends and teachers who love and support her.
Read more of Hoa’s Story of Hope here.
Will you help a woman heal from the trauma of trafficking, by giving them access to services they need to rebuild their lives?
“No one asks me about my past. Teachers and friends are so friendly and understanding. I don’t feel like I am less than anyone else, thanks to them,” Hoa, survivor of sex trafficking.
Support the programs offered by Hagar to women and children who have survived trafficking, slavery and severe abuse. Vital services like trauma counselling, medical care, education, skills training and employment.
$33 funds the Hagar Hotline for one month, a 24/7 phone service providing basic counselling, initial assessment and referral services.
$88 pays for one month of trauma counselling for a survivor of human trafficking.
$150 provide a complete medical examination and basic medicines to a woman who has escaped trafficking.
Your actions today will show tremendous kindness to a survivor of trafficking, like Hoa, helping them start on a path to a better future.
Want to talk to someone about the many services Hagar has to offer? Call us on 03 9257 2369
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*Hagar pursues the highest degree of care and protection for its clients; names have been changed and images do not necessarily reflect the individual profiled.