A Place to Call Home

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Ei Awy pets a cat. An ethnic Akha woman from China in her late sixties, her older brother brought her to Naung Kan after developing leprosy as a child. It took them three days travelling on foot to reach the colony. After dropping her off, Ei Awy never saw her brother again, but thinks he moved to Thailand.
Ei Awy pets a cat. An ethnic Akha woman from China in her late sixties, her older brother brought her to Naung Kan after developing leprosy as a child. It took them three days travelling on foot to reach the colony. After dropping her off, Ei Awy never saw her brother again, but thinks he moved to Thailand.
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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