As the fighting worsened in Syria, Hazar Almahmoud knew she and her daughter had to flee.
So they embarked on a perilous 2,200-mile journey by car, plane and boat for the safety of the UK.
It meant paying a total of 13,000 Euros to smugglers and risking their lives to seek asylum.
Now she calls Wales “home” as she settles into a new life in Cardiff.
She has had various jobs and volunteers, helping other refugees.