Sally Hetherington

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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 sewing was that it was a skill that both men and women in Cambodia worked in. When driving through town, you would often see tailor shops with males sewing front and centre. There were no gender  ...

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Cambodia, Human and Hope Association, Social Enterprise

Is it cultural?

Something I struggled with during my time in Cambodia was identifying whether to accept a situation as cultural, or challenging it. Although I wanted to ensure I was acting in a respectful way, there were some things I didn’t know whether to let slide. Take, for example, the day I went out into the village surrounding HHA in 2013. I had headed out with two of my workmates so I could take photos of their community outreach. It was while we were at the house of a girl who was about to start  ...

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Human and Hope Association, Social Enterprise

Hope Handicrafts

I am SUPER excited with the progress we are making with Hope Handicrafts. As those of you who know me and read my blog would be aware, I set up the sewing program at Human and Hope Association in April 2013, with two aims: to empower Cambodians to move out of poverty with a skill, and to develop a sustainable source of income for the organisation. We are called Hope Handicrafts because when you make a purchase you are providing hope. Hope to the women in Cambodia who make the handicrafts,  ...

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Charity, Child Protection, Crowdfunding, Developing countries, Development, Education, Empowerment, Human and Hope Association, Poverty, Preschool, Social Enterprise, Sustainability, Water

Elephants for Education

For every elephant you purchase you provide education to a Cambodian child. Help us break the cycle of poverty with knowledge. I am SUPER excited about this new crowdfunding campaign for Human and Hope Association that launched today. In order to fund our education programs for 2017, we are asking you to purchase an elephant for education. These elephants are made by graduated sewing students from Human and Hope Association, who make them for a fair wage at their homes. By purchasing an  ...

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