Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International

Hagar does whatever it takes, for as long as it takes, to restore broken lives.
Jan 19, 2012

Escaping the Darkness

Girls Recovery Shelter in Cambodia
Girls Recovery Shelter in Cambodia

“I did not choose the darkness. People tricked me. They brought me to a place and locked me inside a small room. They forced me to take a pill.  Darkness surrounded me like a blanket. I was lost and confused. Even when I was rescued, I felt the same. Like I could not escape.”

Kyky's story echoes the experiences of so many other young girls who have suffered the trauma and violation of sexual exploitation. Kyky is the whole reason Hagar walks the entire painstaking journey to wholeness. Because of your support we can provide the long-term aftercare that girls who have survived human trafficking need.

Now, after seven years of aftercare at Hagar, Kyky is strong. She has courage and hope for the future. With big dreams in her heart, she has finally escaped the darkness.

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Nov 3, 2011

In Just Two Years

Reintegrated Woman Served by Hagar Vietnam
Reintegrated Woman Served by Hagar Vietnam

Hagar Vietnam has provided healing and recovery to survivors of trafficking and abuse.  Here's a snapshot of what we've accomplished in two years:

  • 112 women have received holistic services (Individual Care, Client Training, Career Development, and Capacity Building programs).
  • 62 trainings have been conducted for Hagar Vietnam clients aimed at personal development, which focuses on growing each clients’ soft-skills and hard skills, as well as providing them with reflection and empowerment tools for personal recovery. 
  • Approximately 50% of Hagar Vietnam clients are already employed and living self-sufficiently, while others remain in Hagar’s long-term care and progress towards economic and personal independence.  

However, Hagar Vietnam’s successes are not merely measured in statistics and numbers.  The long-term model of care was developed so that the needs of each, individual person are considered, as many of Hagar Vietnam’s most successful women are the very individuals that have transcended the darkest and most traumatic of situations. 

Thank you for your generosity and ongoing commitment to these women.

Oct 11, 2011

Dreams for the Future

Rous Thavy
Rous Thavy's dream for the future

Saved from a life of slavery, every girl has different needs.  But one need is always the same.  Education. Hagar's catch-up school in Cambodia teaches two grades per year.  Once students are caught up to their age peers, they are integrated into a private school.  

Last month, students at Hagar's School shared their dreams for the future with their teachers.  It is our priveledge to share the girl's dreams with you:

  • "My dream is to be a good hair dresser and I want to run my own business so I can train young poor children, who are victims of abuse to be experts in this skill. I am happy because at Hagar I can learn these skills."      - Rous Thavy, 16 years old, Grade 1A
  • "My dream is be a senior bank manager, because I want to be a reputable person in society.  I can also help my family and those who are poor and abused like me."  -Pov Lina, 8 years old, Grade 1A
  • "My dream is to be a manager at an organization, because I want to help abused victims like me rebuild their future."  -Ny Theary, 13 years old, Grade 1A
  • "My dream is to be a doctor, because I want to cure people who are ill.  I also want to help my community since there are not many doctors there."        - Mol Sonita, 9 years old, Grade 3

We know that education can make dreams happen.  Thank you for your continued support.

The Playground at Hagar
The Playground at Hagar's School
Mol Sonita
Mol Sonita's Dream

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