20170608 Husband Moung Kyaw (R), 40 from Yakhing and wife Sane, 57 from Dawe lives together in a small hut next to the water. Moung Kyaw came to Thailand when he was 15 years old and has no remaining relatives left in Myanmar. Wife Sane came to Thailand 20 years ago where she met her husband. He used to work at a rubber tree plantation for 10 years. He started getting sick while working at the plantation and found out he has a heart disease which made him unfit for work. IOM supported the husband by buying him medical insurance which means now he can afford to go to the hospital. Today the wife peels shrimp and the husband helps her every now and then. They earn around 2000 baht a month peeling shrimp.
In the future they want to be healthy and get any job which isn’t fishing.
Ranong, Thailand. Photo: Benjamin Suomela
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