By Maeram, ACM Education Coordinator

Many young people, and older ones too, in Kachin State go to the gold mines to try to find gold.  But what happen is that a lot of times these young people don’t earn enough money to come home, so they stay in the jungle so many months, get malaria and die.  They never come home. They are buried in the jungle. Anyway except praying for we can do nothing.

Editor’s Note:  If you want to learn more about gold mining in Burma, visit