Rany Becomes Independent


Before my life was the toughest condition. My problems kept me down. But now I can raise my face to see this big world.

My name is Rany. I am in third year of university in Cambodia, studying to become a social worker. My dream is to help poor...

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Aftercare Program for Trafficked Girls

Solar Stoves in Afghanistan


Starlight is a social business in Afghanistan that began in 2008. Capitalizing on the country’s 300 or so days a year of bright sunshine, the enterprise produces solar-powered stoves which provide a cost-efficient, locally-produced and healthy method of cooking. Additionally, Starlight provides training and employment opportunities for...

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Polnath’s Story


Nath was one of the first women who came to Hagar in Cambodia seeking refuge. Her husband, an alcoholic, often beat and abused her. They wandered the streets homeless. That’s where Nath gave birth to her daughter. But when her husband died suddently, Nath was completely destitute and alone....

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Channa’s Journey Forward


My name is Channa*. I am 20 years-old and I will graduate from High School in three months. Before I came to Hagar, I was hopeless.
My parents divorced when my mom was two months pregnant with me. I grew up in Cambodia’s Kandal province with my mother...

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