Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Human and Hope Association

Ghosts in Cambodia Part Three

The land that the new Human and Hope Association community centre was built on in 2014 was empty when we leased it. Whilst the building of our community centre was going on, and right up until we opened our new premises, we hired security guards at the premises day and night. We needed to ensure that the building was protected and that all the construction work was going to plan. On one of my frequent trips out to the new centre, a few weeks after the building had ceased, I arrived to find  ...

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Cambodia, Developing countries, Development, Hope Handicrafts, Human and Hope Association, Social Enterprise, Thoughts

Celebrating Five Years of a Life-Changing Sewing Program

From my initial days at Human and Hope Association, I had always planned to get a sewing program up and running. I knew that English classes weren’t for everyone, and for those villagers who were over eighteen and hadn’t finished school, sewing was the perfect skill. The great thing about  ...

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Cambodia, Thoughts

Ghosts in Cambodia Part Two

There is a belief in Cambodia that when a person dies, they wander around the village as a spirit until the proper rituals have taken place. If the proper rituals are not performed, the deceased will not be able to move onto their next life. When a person dies, the family brings the body home  ...

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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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