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Now here's a story I will tell you all about what I came across on this subject "house building for the poor and needy".

Yes, it happened when I was traveling some years back, but let's cut this particular story short. I was presented with a portfolio of the dialog, introduction, ongoing, completion of said buildings. After reading and looking at the photos of the very well-presented book, I was then promptly asked for a donation of $50. This was the Khmer land owner and fund raiser, also giver to the needy. The builder and partner to the Khmer was a European whom organised the European paying volunteers whom would learn the skills at house building for that of a needy cause. Since I had a little time, being not in a hurry and was interested in this type of ongoing project I asked f I could visit the said site displayed in the book. You would think only an acceptable thing to ask in return for someone who was asking them of a donation of $50 upwards for a worthy cause. Unfortunately, the attitude of the organiser took an unexpected turn towards an expected donator, grabbing back their organisations portfolio with a brief explanation of those needy people would not like visitors at their new homes. I actually knew of this person's land, so on leaving I thought I would take a look on my own, and sure there was allotted plots with building materials laid out, but what was strange, no people or other previous new builds such as in the portfolio I was presented with, asking me of a suitable donation.

So, what is your conclusion? My own was that of a part scam, the volunteers would perform what was intended. But there was no needy people going to ever live in those homes.

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