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Isam Bala returns from collecting his weekly food ration at Naung Kan leprosy colony. At twelve, he developed leprosy and was forced to leave his Lahu village near the Myanmar-China border. For over forty years, Isam Bala and wife Na Law wandered the countryside. They arrived at the colony four and half years ago.
Isam Bala returns from collecting his weekly food ration at Naung Kan leprosy colony. At twelve, he developed leprosy and was forced to leave his Lahu village near the Myanmar-China border. For over forty years, Isam Bala and wife Na Law wandered the countryside. They arrived at the colony four and half 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