DOB 17 Oct 2013
Her father is a gardener and her mother fishing first. When we met Nuna she to malnourished and suffering from otitis. Her weight was 9 kg and height 81cm. She is now in our kindergarten and attends the preschool classes for child development she has a lot better improved immensely.
There are many people living in poverty like this family. They sleep on the ground,
Cook on the bonfire and are drinking the rain water without filter.
They used to live at Lamkaen, located nearby Khao Lak there is many luxury five star hotels. But their homes have no electricity and water supply, only wall bricks and roof leaks, and no cement floors.
Nuna came to the orphanage because of her sister “LukYee”, She is 12 years old and she needs to study in school but her family had no money for her education. Usually the Moken people prefer their children to work more than go to school. LukYee asked her teacher at school to find the way for her to continue in the school. Her teacher asked the orphanage to help LukYee. When we went to her house her mother asked us to take two children because LukYeel takes care of Nuna. If she wasn’t there, there will not be anyone to take care Nuna.
Her parent are “Moken” (also spelled Mawken or Morgan; Thai: Chao Le “sea people”), are an Austronesian ethnic group who maintain a nomadic, sea-based culture. They speak their own language which belongs to the Austronesian language family.
The Moken are also called Sea Gypsies, a generic term that applies to a number of peoples in southeast Asia. The 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami, in the coastal villages of Phang Nga Province, like Tap Tawan, the Moken suffered severe devastation to housing and fishing boats in common with other Moken communities.