Becoming Human Again

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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...

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A Whole New Future for Sarom

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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...

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My Real Value

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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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