H E R   N A M E  I S  M A L I K A

She is a young girl living in an Akha tribe village located deep in the mountains of Northern Thailand. Her parents are Burmese and they had arrived in the village as refugees. Malika currently lives with a new family because her parents are now working in Bangkok. Most villagers here are self-sufficient, growing crops and livestock to feed their own families and friends. Because of its rural location, life here is basic and simple. There is a local school and endless landscapes.

Baan Akha, Mae Suay, Northern Thailand 

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