Sally Hetherington was 25 when she packed up her belongings and bought a one-way ticket to Cambodia. Originally running a foreign-volunteer program, Sally realised she had been falsely sold the message that sustainable development couldn’t occur without ongoing support from international volunteers.
Realising her errors, Sally spent the next four years building up the community centre, Human and Hope Association, with a team of local staff. She successfully made herself redundant in 2016, and the organisation is now entirely locally-led and run.
Sally now leads Human and Hope Association Incorporated, a registered charity in Australia that fundraises and advocates for the cause. She is passionate about raising awareness about the pitfalls of international voluntourism and encouraging Australian citizens to help people in low-income countries in ethical, empowering and sustainable ways.
This book is published by Elephant House Press.