2017 Projects

Some of the Action at Social Action for Women, Mae Sot, 2017

Since we last visited SAW in May, 2016, three of the women have been taking photos….lots and lots of photos.  MSppa provided them with an external hard drive so they can now empty their cameras’ memory chip and start all over again. Here are some of their images: Every once in a while the SAW women get out of town, this time to Kyaiktiyo and its Golden Rock temple ( 60 tons of gold leaf!).  After Shwedagon Pagoda in Yangon, this is the holiest place for Buddhists in Myanmar.

The Golden Rock shrine at Kyaiktiyo

The Golden Rock shrine at Kyaiktiyo
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Up, up, up to the Golden Rock photo:  Daw Ni Yu

Up, up, up to the Golden Rock
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Golden Rock, view from the top photo:  Daw Yi Nu

Golden Rock, view from the top
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Keep climbing! photo:  Daw Yin Nu

Keep climbing!
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Girl from Kyaiktiyo photo:  Daw Yin Nu

Girl from Kyaiktiyo
photo: Daw Yin Nu

L to R: Daw Yin Nu's daughter, Daw Yin Nu, Daw Yin Nu's older daughter, a friend, another friend, and Aye Wan at Kyaiktiyo photo:  Thera Cho

L to R: Daw Yin Nu’s younger daughter, Daw Yin Nu, Daw Yin Nu’s older daughter, Thera Cho, another friend, and Aye Wan at Kyaiktiyo
photo: unknown

And back in Mae Sot:

Weaving scarves generates income. photo:  Daw Yin Nu

Weaving scarves generates income.
photo: Daw Yin Nu

New kittens at SAW house photo:  Daw Yin Nu

New kittens at SAW house
photo: Daw Yin Nu

I meet my old friend again.  Now she has a baby . photo:  Daw Yin Nu

I meet my old friend again. Now she has a baby .
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Ni Ni Win, age 12 photo:  Daw Yin Nu

Ni Ni Win, age 12
photo: Daw Yin Nu

Random portraits

Dar Naw photo:  Thera Cho

Dar Naw at monastery
photo: Thera Cho

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Daw Yin Nu's daughter x 2 photo:  Thera Cho

Daw Yin Nu’s daughter x 2
photo: Thera Cho

 

Young boy at temple photo:  Thera Cho

Young boy at temple
photo: Thera Cho

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Girls in dormitory
photo: Aye Wan

Girl at Mae Tao Clinic photo:  Thera Cho

Girl at Mae Tao Clinic
photo: Thera Cho

Aye Wan photo:  Thera Cho

Aye Wan
photo: Thera Cho

Picnic food photo:  Thera Cho

Picnic food
photo: Thera Cho

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Games at picnic
photo: Thera Cho

Once a month the women and children at SAW shelter go on a picnic:

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Dar Na backstrap weaves
photo: Thera Cho

Look what we made!

Daw Yin Nu and the final product photo:  Thera Cho

Daw Yin Nu and the final product
photo: Thera Cho



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