Malaysian social enterprise builds satellite farms for the less fortunate

Tang wants to encourage disabled communities to contribute to nation-building by going into farming. Photo: Tony Wong

When Stanley Yap Wei Lun, 37, needs leafy greens, he just walks out to the backyard to harvest them.

The founder of Persatuan Kebajikan Orang-orang Tua Bahagia Selangor (En Yuan Old Folks Home) in Petaling Jaya has 33 vegetable containers – called Hope Boxes – which use a terrarium system that self-regenerates for months without fertilisers.

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