Empowering Women with Sustainable Farming

Posted by | Jun 27, 2021 |

With the completion of the three wells funded by the Inner Wheel Club of Kuala Lumpur from District 330, the three villages - Sekupang Village, Baret Village and Jabik Village are now in an excellent position towards uplifting the livelihood of the Orang Asli (indigenous people) in the villages.

The Club also assisted the Orang Asli women with skills for implementing environmentally sound and sustainable farming. They will be empowered as the agents of change for fostering gender equality and care of the environment in the future.

The Club offered their assistance through: -

  1. Supplying seedlings and seeds that are climatically suitable and economically viable. Plants such as bananas, papaya, tapioca and ginger were either donated by members or sourced from friendly suppliers.
  2. Providing organic fertilisers to ensure that all the plants would grow well.
  3. Providing gardening know-how instructions and guidance.
  4. Implementing a buy-back scheme (buying produce from the villages) to support them economically.

The Club would like to thank the persistence efforts by President Caylice Sabado, DEC Juanita and the members, who have contributed the supply of the seedling and seeds towards this sustainable Farming Project.

Together we can LEAD THE CHANGE and make a better life for the under privilege.

Mrs Ivy Ho