Rebel with a cause
Lahpai Seng Raw overcame decades of brutal conflict in Kachin state and a shortage of international support to help establish one of Myanmar's largest and most active humanitarian organisations, an effort which has earned her one of the region's top honours
When Lahpai Seng Raw, along with several other prominent Kachin, first started the Metta Foundation in 1998, she was faced with a humanitarian crisis in northern Myanmar and a lack of funds to deal with it.
RECOGNISED: After years of working tirelessly for the Metta Foundation, Lahpai Seng Raw has won the region’s top humanitarian honour. PHOTO: COURTESY OF LAHPAI SENG RAW
''I didn't get enough of the international support I needed,'' Seng Raw says, referring to the foundation's early days.
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