Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Charity, Crowdfunding, Human and Hope Association

My 32nd Birthday Fundraiser

In 2013, I used my birthday money to establish a four-month sewing program in Siem Reap that aimed to train women in a skill that they would use to break the cycle of poverty. Five years on, and this program has expanded into a 10-month program that trains women extensively in sewing, life skills, business skills and farming. Human and Hope Association has seen 43 women graduate, with most tripling their income after graduation. In 2017 alone, three sewing graduates used their income to  ...

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Cambodia, Charity, Child Protection, Developing countries, Development, Empowerment, Featured, Poverty, Poverty Tourism, Responsible Tourism

“We can’t wait to go back to take toys for the children.”

“Thank you for your work! We were in Cambodia and can’t wait to go back to take toys for the children,” the Instagram comment read.  At first glance, this may seem like a sweet comment and gesture. However for me, my heart started racing, alarm bells went off in my head, and I  ...

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Cambodia, Charity, Child Protection, Crowdfunding, Developing countries, Education, Empowerment, Human and Hope Association

Providing education to the children of Cambodia

When we recruited students for a second daily preschool class at Human and Hope Association in October 2013, *Srey (not her real name for child protection purposes, so I am using Srey as it means ‘girl’ in Khmer) was one of three students we recruited. Our Education Coordinator had struggled to  ...

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Cambodia and Self-Esteem

Picture this. After having finally received confirmation that your NGO is registered, a difficult feat in Cambodia, you plan a party. A party where you invite your team, their family and other NGO’s. You spend weeks planning said party, and the day finally arrives. After working up a sweat  ...

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