Restoring hope to trafficked girls in Cambodia

by Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International
Vetted
Dec 17, 2010

Another 'first Christmas'

Trafficked girls
Trafficked girls' first Christmas tree

The girls in Hagar Cambodia's Aftercare Shelter are getting excited about Christmas. For most of them this will be their first Christmas ever. They will have a small party, receive a gift, and learn the story of why we celebrate.

The 25 girls in Hagar's Aftercare program will join an additional 125 women and children from other Hagar programs.  They will sing, dance, and eat a special meal together.  We know it will be very festive, and we anticipate the excitement it will bring to all.  For girls rescued from egregious abuse, there's not a lot about their pasts to celebrate.  It's essential to find ways to celebrate the present and the future:  holidays, birthdays, school exams.....any reason at all!  Throughout the year we hear, "this is the first time I have every had a party for my birthday."  Soon, many girls' "first Christmas" will be a very special day.

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Hagar USA, which supports the work of Hagar International

Location: Charlotte, NC - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.hagarusa.org
Project Leader:
Catherine Sherrod
Director of Development
Eau Claire, WI United States

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