LOI KAW WAN VILLAGE, SHAN STATE, BURMA
The displaced people came to Loi Kaw Wan with only the clothes on their back and what few possessions they could carry. Many walked for up to 10 days to reach this safe refuge area close to the Thai-Burma border, protected by the Shan State Army. Along the way, families came across children hiding in the jungle, crying, afraid and hungry. Their parents had sent them to hide in the jungle when their village was attacked and never came to bring them home. The parents were either abducted by the army or killed if they resisted the army’s commands. People fleeing to Loi Kaw Wan brought the orphans along with them.
When MMC first arrived in 2001, there were 62 orphans living with various families who could barely house and feed their own children.
Keeping in mind MMC’s Vision, “CREATING HEALTHY COMMUNITIES”, MMC has begun several projects.