Thailand: Living with HIV: Documenting the work of the Born To Live Charity is a body of work documenting a community of Thai children who were born with HIV. The BaanGerda Village provides homes for orphaned children living with HIV in the province of Lop Buri approximately 80 km north of the city of Lopburi and 240 km from Bangkok, central Thailand. Baan Gerda was set up by Karl Morsbach and his wife Tassanee six years ago. This project was generously sponsored by the recently the Born to Live Charity (based in Adelaide) founded by Father Sean Smith MSC and several international businessmen, whose donations have allowed an excellent facility to be built for the continuous care and support of these children.
Images shot with Leica M and Hasselblad Xpan. © Simon Larbalestier All Rights Reserved.
Thailand: Living with HIV
The Baan Gerda Village cares for 71 children who were all born with the HIV/AIDS virus ( via vertical transmission). There are 30 adults who also have the virus and have agreed to act as surrogate parents as part of the care program. The ages of the children range between 6 months and 15 years.