Dajhima’s story of how she and her family barely escaped the destruction of their village is violent and extreme, but for the millions that now live in displacement camps that is a common story. Dajhima, like others at the camps, are so grateful that anyone would listen to them and hear of their experiences. They want to go back home. They have gone from a self-sustaining society to one that stands in lines to receive rations, and they–the ones in the refugee camps–are the lucky ones. Dajhima’s daughter, Kadija, goes to school at the camp. The young want to continue studying because they see it as their only link to the future. Dajhima feels hope and stays strong for her children.