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...
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...