Maung Too (46) lives with his wife, two daughters and two sons in a village in Karen State, Burma. Three of his children go to school, while the fourth is not yet old enough to study. Prior to his health problems, both Maung and his wife worked as day labourers. However, when he became too […]
Baw (40) lives with her husband and youngest son in a refugee camp on the Thai-Burma border in Tak Province, Thailand. Originally from Bago Division, Burma, Baw works as a bookkeeper and treasurer at a community-based organisation in the camp. She earns 1,500 baht (approx. 50 USD) a month for her work. Her husband works […]
Aye Po is originally from Pantanaw Township, near Yangon, Burma, and now lives in Maesot with her husband and 3 daughters. She came to BCMF when she was 25 years of age complaining of a large mass in her neck. She used to help her husband who works delivering ice. But she gradually became too […]
July Hnin, age 20 years, is from Bago Division in Burma. She lives with her parents and two younger brothers. Her parents work as day labourers and earn about 3,000 kyat (3 USD) per day, this is not enough to cover their living expenses and sometimes they have to borrow money from their friend when […]
Kyaw Myint age 39 years is from Karen State, Burma, where he lives with his wife and 4 children.
Saw Win Share is a 44 year old man who came to BAMF in 2013 for surgery to remove bladder stones. Originally from Taungoo Township in the Bago District of Burma, Saw Win Share worked as a day labourer in his home village until 2002, when Burmese army soldiers entered his village and accused him […]
Aung is a 12-year-old boy who suffered severe injuries in a school bus accident near Mae Sot. He lives with his grandmother just outside of Mae Sot and his grandfather works in Bangkok at a restaurant cutting meat and earns about 6,000 Baht ($191.80 USD) a month. His parents are divorced and his father […]
Kyaw Myo is a 27 year-old man who has been suffering from cardiac disease since he was a young boy. His biological parents died when he was few months old and he was adopted by a couple with two daughters living in Mawlamyine in Mon State, Burma. When he was 12 years old he became […]