Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Thoughts, Women

Let’s Talk about Sex (in Cambodia)

I once asked my former workmate how he managed to have sex with his wife when they only had one bed which his young son also slept on. “When my son falls asleep at night, I carefully push him to the end of the bed, then I have sex with my wife,” he answered, making me wish I had never asked the question. I also asked this friend if he slept with prostitutes. He darted his eyes from side to side, bowed his head, and answered yes. I asked him why. He told me it was out of respect for his  ...

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Cambodia, Human and Hope Association

One Year On

One year ago today, I left Cambodia after living there for five years, three months and five days. Human and Hope Association has continued to thrive since my departure. After I left, I was able to concentrate on fundraising, and we were able to raise the staff’s wages significantly. This has  ...

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Human and Hope Association

Thai, Our Unsung Hero

I am over the moon to announce that for the second year in a row, Human and Hope Association has taken out the World Relief Australia Unsung Hero award, this time for the incredible work of our Director, San Thai. Understanding the importance of education to break free of poverty, Thai was a  ...

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Cambodia, Charity, Child Protection, Developing countries, Development, Empowerment, Featured, Orphanages, Poverty, Poverty Tourism, Responsible Tourism, Social problems, South East Asia, Thoughts, Travel, Voluntourism

Read This Before Paying to Volunteer Overseas

Recently, Projects Abroad announced that by the end of 2017, they will no longer send volunteers to help directly in orphanages, instead focus on supporting community-based care for children. Although this is great progress for a company that generates great profits through the vulnerable, this  ...

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