Nan Ngklanedo is five years old, and has lived near Mae Sot all her life. Her father is Karen and her mother is Mon - they both fled Burma some eighteen years ago, and met here in Mae Sot in a gemstone processing factory where they both still work. They came to Thailand in search of employment, and together they earn B1,500 (£22) a month, working six days a week.
Recently, the family have been sleeping in the fields at night for fear of dawn raids. As they don't have any official papers, they are afraid of being sent back to Burma by the police or the army. Economic migrants are not able to work in a profession, but the local police generally turn a blind eye to domestic, factory or agricultural work. Police from Bangkok are brought to the border area when a clearing-out policy is in effect.