Lives in a 12.5 square meter motelทดลองเล่นสล็อตxoฟรีof "Jui Liang", a 35-year-old Myanmar worker who is his wife and mother of two on the day he cannot return to the country. and the cost of living in Thailand is too high
Jui Liang or "Ruan", the Thai name she uses to call herself. It didn't take long to receive a phone call from BBC Thai in London. Instead, it took her a while to find a suitable place to talk to us.
A child's voice called into the line periodically. Like the sound of a child running and calling for his mother
“I came to Thailand this time for more than three years. I can't go back.” Ruen began to tell his own story.
Ruan's family consists of five members, including her, husband, 38, middle and youngest daughters, aged two and five months, and a 16-year-old daughter, who lives with her sister in Myanmar.
500 baht per day for 4 lives
When Ruan returned to Thailand last year in 2019, she worked in a restaurant and earned 400 baht a day, the same wage as her husband's construction worker.
A year later, the house gave birth to "Fah Sai", the middle child at the time that marked the beginning of the Covid-19 crisis. And five months ago, "Namfon", the youngest child of the family, opened his eyes to see the world.
Ruen is now a full-time housewife to take care of both of her children as she doesn't have enough money to leave a day care facility. and her youngest child was not weaned.
The house's family pays about 100 baht per day for accommodation.
From a family that used to earn 800 baht per day, now it's halved. Ruan's husband is not only a pillar of income. but he was the only pillar still standing.
The mother of two is careful not to let the middle child run and play in the streets while distributing the BBC Thai income and expenditure.
She took the children out and sat in the front of the rented house. Her room had only one window. And the weather is hotter than the children are in a room of 12.5 square meters during the day.
She said that shortly after giving birth to her youngest child, Her husband's workplace increased his wages to 500 baht a day. That amount was used to pay 100 baht a day for renting a house and 300-400 baht for food.
"The room fee is a hundred per day. The cost of rice for a day is more than three hundred. Some days the child asks for money to buy snacks. The money that has been received for five hundred a day is not left. Side dishes. Eat economically. Eat a lot. Eat a little rice." Ruen Chak Jaeang
since having a second child The boat had almost no money left to save. due to having to quit the job to raise children Especially when having a third child and the rising cost of living even when sick. She also chose not to go to the hospital.
"We don't have insurance. You have to pay yourself when you're sick, don't go to the doctor, don't have money," she said.
Moreover, for her husband If you have to stop working, you will lose income. So he tries to work as much as possible and only stops on days that are really tiring.
Ruan's family currently has about 20,000 baht in debt, which came from borrowing the family to pay for the birth of her two children.
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