Giang has never known the love of a father. Her father hit her. Told her to commit suicide. And, repeatedly expressed his wish to kill her. Bombarded with this verbal and physical abuse, she couldn't live with her parents any longer. She quit school in 10th grade, found a job, and a new home. But she was still barely getting by. In August, she and her friend began working at a café in Dan Pek, Vietnam. They met a man who frequented the cafe. Several months later, he offered them a great opportunity to work for his grandmother. They accepted.
But instead, he sold them. Fortunately, border police intercepted them before they reached China, rescuing Giang and her friend.
In November, they were referred to Hagar. From the start, Giang has been very depressed. But, she has shown us glimmers of hope. Giang is very brave and has a lovely singing voice. She has shown great interest in becoming a stewardess and in learning the English language. Her dream is to secure a good job to support herself. Giang still has a long road to recovery, but Hagar will continue to provide counseling and vocational training to help her heal from the trauma and abuse she has experienced.
An investigation is underway against the man who attempted to sell her. He is serving time in jail presently.
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