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Nong

Nong

When we first started visiting Yaai we didn’t yet know Nong. Our main focus was on taking care of Yaai and her two grown kids who lived with her. An elderly neighbor would occassionally come over to see what was going on when we were there, but she didn’t...
Dam

Dam

We walk into the yard of a village home, a patchwork of tin, wood, and bamboo. “Dam” (pronounced dAHm),¬† a member of a small village in Buengkan Province, rises from her bench to greet us. She is a single grandmother raising her three grandchildren. Dam...
Pa Ruay

Pa Ruay

“Pa Ruay” lives in a small village in the Kok Khong district, sometimes alone and sometimes with her son who struggles with alcohol. Her husband died about 20 years ago. While her home is small and simple it provides shelter from the sun, winds, and rain....