Age 55, Coffee farmer
"After two long years away from my family, I finally got to see them. I also got to travel in a plane and train for the first time!"
Born and bred in Lahu village, the now 55-year-old Somchai Jayo (Jakatae) left for the city to work, putting time with his loved ones on hold. Once he had saved enough money to return home, he left his city job to reunite with his mother in Lahu. He now runs a sustainable farm and homestay alongside his family, growing coffee, bananas and more. Because home is where his heart belongs.
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