Sally Hetherington

Cambodia, Charity, Human and Hope Association

The Woman Who Gives Me Hope

SOPHY’S STORY IS ONE that breaks my heart. It is also the one that gives me the most hope. I first met Sophy in early 2015. We had hired a Sustainability Assistant when we moved to our new community centre, someone to cook lunches for the staff, take care of our farm, keep our community centre relatively tidy and watch over the students. Our original Sustainability Assistant hadn’t worked out. She was an alcoholic, and would often not turn up for work. We were determined to help her, but as  ...

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Ghosts in Cambodia

In February 2013, when I was still fairly new to Human and Hope Association, I saw a ghost. I promise I am not lying. I had been working in the office when, as often happened, I had an overwhelming urge to pee. I walked out of the office along the veranda and after jumping down a couple of  ...

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