A Foundation for Hope

Breaking the cycle of poverty through small loans Charity work is not without its critics. The old proverb about teaching a man to fish puts its downside quite plainly – there’s only so much you can do for someone in need before you’re at risk of creating a dependency that could do more harm than good. That’s the concern, in … Read more

All Linked Up

An Englishman and his bangers are never far apart Text by Harrison Tripple Image by Quinn Ryan Mattingly For an Englishman with a background in Fine Arts and special effects, the Vietnamese sausage industry was about as foreign to Jonathan Stuart as the culture he found himself immersed in when he arrived here. Having owned … Read more

Is it true that they bleach coconuts here to make them whiter and more appealing to customers?

The simple answer is yes. Nguyen Trong Tan, a university student in District 10, personally witnessed the shocking practice. After purchasing an ‘extremely’ white coconut from his school’s cafeteria he forgot about it and left it in his desk overnight. The following day in class upon rediscovering the abandoned coconut Tan and his fellow classmates … Read more