A Place to Call Home

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Shwe Up (right) and other residents go to work in the colony’s vegetable farm. She never contracted leprosy but is deaf and mute. Because she can’t speak, nothing is known about about her life before she arrived at the colony ten years ago.
Shwe Up (right) and other residents go to work in the colony’s vegetable farm. She never contracted leprosy but is deaf and mute. Because she can’t speak, nothing is known about about her life before she arrived at the colony ten years ago.
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Keywords:
  • Myanmar
  • Burma
  • Shan State
  • Kengtung
  • Kyaingtong
  • Chiang Tung
  • Cheingtung
  • Naung Kan leprosy colony
  • leprosy
  • Hansen Disease
  • Catholic Church
  • Sisters of Charity
  • Sisters of Maria Bambina
  • ethnic
  • Shan
  • Akha
  • Lahu
  • Akeu
  • Loi
  • religion
  • faith
  • worship