Sally Hetherington

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How to make extra money when you are a poor charity worker

Having moved back from Cambodia in January after earning between zero and $200 a month for the past five years, my financial situation isn’t the greatest. Thankfully, I have utilised the online world to earn some extra cash to keep me afloat. Though these sources of income probably won’t generate enough cash to pay rent, they do offer some financial relief when your bank account is at zero. Participate in online surveys – I have tried several online survey platforms, and I  ...

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Leaving Cambodia After Five Years

Today, after five years, three months and five days of living in Cambodia, I am leaving. During my time in Siem Reap, I have faced an incredible amount of challenges, and have almost given up numerous times. However, I didn’t. Because with every challenge has come an opportunity, and I am so proud of myself for my commitment to developing a grassroots NGO that is now entirely run by Cambodians. I spent the past three weeks back at Human and Hope Association, running workshops and  ...

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Developing countries, Development, Human and Hope Association, Life

Ceilings for Cambodia

This is the sixth birthday I have spent in Cambodia, and it will be my last. In July 2016 I successfully left my role at Human and Hope Association, enabling it to become entirely run by a local team. I will be departing Cambodia the day after my 31st birthday and would love to leave knowing that I have helped Human and Hope Association even further. You see, Cambodia is hot. Like, really really REALLY hot. Temperatures typically reach 42 degrees celsius in the hottest months of the year in  ...

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Ethical Shopping, Human and Hope Association, Life

Shopping ethically this Christmas

Christmas is almost upon us. Every year, people around the world spend billions of dollars on gifts, many of which are not made ethically. This year, instead of frantically purchasing a myriad of presents, how about carefully selecting a few instead? You can limit waste AND ensure that your dollars are making a positive impact at the same time. My top pick of ethically-produced Christmas gifts for 2016 are: Have you ever been to the temples in Siem Reap? Our elephant family has! A post  ...

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