Mi Tahm

Mi Tahm’s Story

Mi Tahm began her career as a seamstress in Burma, also known as Myanmar which is under de facto military rule, where the military tried to conscript her.  When the army began searching for her husband, she fled with her younger daughter and escaped into Thailand after which the Burmese army burned her home.  Unfortunately Mi Tham was forced to leave her older daughter behind with her mother.  After six years in Malaysia and a debilitating accident to her husband, she came to the United States with her younger daughter and husband.  She thanks the United States government for giving her the right to do what she wants to do, and the right to own personal property.  She appreciates the freedom available to people living in the United States.  She also thanks the International Rescue Committee for their assistance in helping her learn English