The Small Steps team just returned from the Sihanoukville dump. We are all very smelly but we met lovely people and gave everyone hats and masks and tomorrow we will give out shoes and food to all the dump dwellers. This afternoon we are giving mosquito nets to a whole village living in the street under tarpaulin, including a two day old baby! Then back to the dump at 6am.
Tonight I fly from Melbourne to Cambodia, where I will be meeting with some other memebers of the Small Steps Team: Jen Goodall, a volunteer from Sydney, who has done considerable fundraising for the project, including running two marathons! Jen will be assisting me on the folllow up and the project on the new dump in Sihanoukville as well as giving out wellies, we will be giving out hats, socks and toys.Joining Jen and I and our secret cameras is…
This is the most shocking article in the Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/oct/28/raped-beaten-killed-cambodia-detention-campSo basically this is what UNICEF and the UN do with money you donate to them! Myself and the Small Steps team will be going to Cambodia to visit this camp outside Phnom Penh. Why is this allowed and why are donations not regulated?