1. Baw Meh

Baw Meh dreams of a safer future for her grandchildren.

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2. Mojtaba

Mojtaba dreams of finding a cure for cancer.

Mojtaba's story

3. Carmen

Carmen hopes to inspire other women through her work.

Carmen's story

4. Solaf

Solaf loves sports and dreams of living in America.

Solaf's story

5. Tinalbarka

Tinalbarka wants to be a lawyer.

Tinalbarka's story

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