Ko Phyo is a smiley optimistic young man with the wisdom of someone much older. Ko Phyo loved attending school when he was young, but when he was in high school his...

At the age of 14, Thum Ai left home on his own to go live in China as a migrant worker, washing cars and working at an ice cream factory. He did this in hopes...

It was a hot, humid day in Can Tho, the biggest city in Mekong delta, when I was traveling from the land to Son Island. Even though it was only 15 minutes from...

In 2008, Cyclone Nargis killed an estimated 138,000 people in Myanmar. After witnessing the suffering and turmoil during the aftermath, Sandi made up her mind...

Mai Mai has always been a tenacious, self-motivated individual. In his youth, he started a library in his community to help improve education.  He went on to work for a faith based organization...

Bo Law was 7 years old when fighting erupted between the Kachin Independence Army and the Burmese Military in his village. Bo law, his pregnant mother, aunt and three year old brother fled into...

New report: Women urge halt to expansion of damaging Karenni tin mines  

The Mawchi tin mines have inflicted decades of environmental and social damage in southern Karenni...

Dahlia is a young ethnic Wa woman from Northern Shan State. Vibrant and bubbly, she brightens any room she is in with her infectious laughter. As Dahlia grew up, she watched as...

The Social Development Center class of 2012 has graduated! After several months of courses on research, human rights, project monitoring and other topics, the students are ready to pursue their...

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