Posts Tagged With: Cuso International

Two parallel journeys – winding down and ramping up!

On the road again. Moving my furniture and myself from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a somewhat new journey.

On the road again. Moving my furniture and myself from Phnom Penh to Siem Reap on a shifting new journey.

And so ends the final week of my volunteer placement. After a bit over 14 months, I’m finishing up the final details of a year that has whizzed by. A year that has drastically altered my life and taken me in a new direction.

I’m in a van with all my belongings en route to Siem Reap, the land of Angkor Wat and the heart of the Kingdom of Wonder. I have about 5 more hours on a bumpy road that I think will be the end of my wine glasses.

Go to the people. Live with them. Learn from them. Love them. Start with what they know. Build with what they have. But with the best leaders, when the work is done, the task accomplished, the people will say ‘We have done this ourselves’.
– Lao Tzu Continue reading

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Generosity in action – My revelations around fundraising


A real social media telethon!

Two weeks ago I set out to raise funds for Cuso International, the volunteer-sending organisation that is funding my upcoming work in Cambodia. Cuso sends North Americans around the world to contribute to reducing poverty through diverse projects in the realms of governance, livelihoods, education, disability, and health.

I committed to raising $2,000 for this cause which also supports me to engage in this specific project. When I began to think about fundraising, and the fact that I had never done it before, I felt rather daunted by how to begin. Continue reading

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