A Place To Call Home (10 images)

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For long term residents of Naung Kan leprosy colony their stories were surprisingly similar. After contracting leprosy (also called Hansen’s disease) many were forced to leave their mountain villages in the heartlands of the Golden Triangle. They wandered the countryside on their own - for some decades - until arriving at the colony run by Catholic nuns about 5 miles from Kengtung in eastern Shan State, Myanmar.

After several visits, I became curious how the residents that...
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