Our traditional scarf is called Ko Per. In the winter we wear it around our necks to stay warm and in the summer we wear it on our heads to stay cool.
I came here to say goodbye to my friend. He is waiting at the International Organization of Migration (IOM) office for a medical check. Afterwards he will resettle in America.
We depend on aid organizations like the Thailand Burma Border Consortium for food. Yesterday they brought rice, yellow beans and fish paste. Unfortunately rice prices have gone up dramatically and now there is less food to go around.
I want the world to see traditional Karen clothes. I want people to know that we have our own culture.