This family of five was accused by their last employer of stealing. Accusations such as this are a common way for employers to avoid paying workers once a job is done. Penniless, this family now stays in a single room at the Grassroots shelter while looking for new work.
Like migrant communities all over the world, the Burmese in Thailand are often reviled by their hosts. as lazy, dirty and dishonest. The truth, as always, is completely different.