Stories from a Hmong Tribe

These are the Ladies of the Hmong tribe involved in this first book! They are strong women who have gone through a lot and currently work long hours in the fields to provide for their families. Here's a brief look at their stories. 

 

Also do check back here often for news on how the RauLife project is affecting the lives of Hmong families. We hope to be able to share their personal success stories!

Yieng Saeher (3)

Mee Saeyang (2)

Shua Saexiong (2)

Monlada Saeyang (2)

Tong Saethao (2)

Yieng Saeher is 35 years old and is a survivor of domestic violence and the sole breadwinner for her family of 4 after her husband passed away.
Yieng takes on odd-jobs and sews in the evenings to ensure that her children can receive an education.
She learnt the art of sewing when she was just 7. 

Mee Saeyang elder of the Hmong Tribe who currently lives in the highlands of Thailand.
Mdm Saeyang is 60 this year. She is the sole breadwinner and sews to provide for the 2 grandchildren. She is very experienced in designing and sewing the Hmong tapestry, an art form that she has learnt since her childhood. 

Mdm Monlada is 49 this year and the mother of 3 children. Her husband passed on some years ago, leaving her as the sole breadwinner in the family. She takes on odd-jobs and sewing to provide for the elderly and children in the house.

Mdm Shua is 76 this year and stays alone in her bamboo hut. She is very proud of her art work and she is one of the last few elderly families who can sew intricate pieces of Hmong embroidery. 

Tong Saethao is 44 years old and is a survivor of abuse. Her tribe has had a difficult time moving from land to land over the last 50 years and now that they have settled here, they can begin to share their artisanal craft with the world through stories like that of Pa Jao. she takes on odd jobs to provide for her only child. She is mildly autistic but is highly proficient in sewing the traditional Hmong embroidery. 

Tong Saethao is 44 years old and is a survivor of abuse. Her tribe has had a difficult time moving from land to land over the last 50 years and now that they have settled here, they can begin to share their artisanal craft with the world through stories like that of Pa Jao. she takes on odd jobs to provide for her only child. She is mildly autistic but is highly proficient in sewing the traditional Hmong embroidery. 

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Mee Saeyang (2)