The Problem With False Promises

There used to be a Khmer volunteer who taught at Human and Hope Association in addition to his full-time work teaching at a nearby NGO. The NGO he taught at was funded primarily by Australians who frequently visited the organisation. He formed a close relationship with a lady he calledRead more >

Are you a charity worker who needs extra money?

Having moved back from Cambodia in January after earning between zero and $200 a month for the past five years, my financial situation wasn’t the greatest. Thankfully, I utilised the online world to earn some extra cash to keep me afloat. Though these sources of income probably won’t generate enoughRead more >

How to help in Siem Reap, Cambodia

Are you heading to Cambodia and looking for ways you can help in Siem Reap? Instead of jumping on the ‘voluntourism’ wagon, which has many negative consequences, you can effectively help in other ways! The best way you can help Cambodians is to be a responsible traveller. Do your research aboutRead more >

Thoughts About Direct Aid

A few years ago I was at a hospital about 60km from Siem Reap, Cambodia. My friend, a nurse, was working as an advisor there to build the capacity of the nursing staff. She became frustrated as the staff weren’t taking care of their equipment. When she raised the issueRead more >