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Voluntourism and Child Abuse in Cambodia

Miranda Kerr writes how some voluntourism efforts lead to more cases of child abuse in Cambodia:

 In ‘worst cases’ these children are ‘rented’ or even ‘bought’ from their families because they are perceived to be of more value by earning money pretending to be a poor orphan than studying and eventually graduating from school

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