Ya’s Story of Hope in Cambodia – (Read Time: 1 min.)
“My name is Jariya. One day someone flung a container of acid in my face. It burned my face, and ran down my body, dissolving both my skin and my life. The excruciating extensive burns threatened to take my life for months and since then, I’ve had to endure numerous surgeries to attempt to re-make my features and face to be normal again.” – Ya
“I now have to live with the scarring of my face and body and also with the scarring on my heart.” – Ya
“I’ve consistently been the subject of mockery, hatred, rejection, and curiosity, but rarely the subject of compassion or help. I’m gradually trying to rebuild my life and to make a future for myself. But the only thing that gives me the courage to do that is that I know that I’m not alone and that I may be able to do something to help others.”
“This isn’t just a job. I feel like part of a community that sees me and the Artisans and cares about us. It’s a matter of the heart, not just a business.”
Jewelry That Empowers Hope
“And it brings me great encouragement. It’s started to wash away all the words that people used to speak over me and my life.” – Ya, Artisan in Cambodia
She is such an inspiring woman!!!
Having read Ya’s story a few years back, I praise God for how He has restored her to life and love and a family ! That baby boy is such a beauty! I rejoice with her and Seth for this great gift from above.
Very beautiful women and courageous, inspiration to all of us.
Ya’s story of triumph over tragic adversity is such an inspiring one. I’m so grateful she has a beautiful family and a sustainable job. I am honored to partner with her!
Her story always moves me to tears! So happy for her new life and the wonderful men in her family!