Sally Hetherington

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Human and Hope Association

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 student in high school when he founded Human and Hope Association with his friends in 2011. “For me, I had to work so hard, I worked all day and half night. From 7 until 5 pm I was at high school and I  ...

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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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Human and Hope Association

100 Women & Human and Hope Association

Last month, I had the honour of accepting a 100 Women grant on behalf of Human and Hope Association in Perth. This grant of $9,300 will provide sewing supplies and stipends for 24 marginalised women in HHA’s life-changing sewing program over 2018 and 2019. I am proud to share my speech. When we first started the sewing program at Human and Hope Association, it was a class that taught the basics of sewing. With the second intake of the sewing program came a lady named Saney. Saney only  ...

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Cambodia, Christmas, Ethical Shopping, Hope Handicrafts, Human and Hope Association

Ethical Christmas Guide 2017

Can you believe it? Christmas is almost here again. This year, my first Christmas living back in Australia, I am determined to only provide ethically-made Christmas gifts, and not go overboard with the quantity, either. What’s even better is that all of these gifts are available through Hope Handicrafts, so you can stock up at once and save on shipping! During the month of November, you can use the code ‘NOVSALE’ at checkout to receive 20% off your entire basket. Shopping  ...

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