Essential Reading on Voluntourism

With international travel from Australia still a year away, now is the perfect time to educate yourself on why you shouldn’t spend your next trip volunteering overseas. Picking up a hammer, piece of chalk or spade to help people in

Books that Stick with You

Have you ever read a book that has stayed with you long after you put it down? I tend to rush through books, so it isn’t often that a story stays with me for more than a day. But these

A Confession + Apology

I have been meaning to confess to my mistake for awhile, however it was reading this article about the ‘Afghan Girl’ that prompted me to prioritise my apology. Let me take you back to late 2011. I had been living in

Microfinance in Cambodia

Microfinance has issues. I know it can be very effective for some communities, but there are also lots of challenges in Cambodia, with more than 2.6 million borrowers owing loans of more than USD$10 billion. This has caused me to