Work and income empower Orang Asli women

Seth Akmal

THE women in Kampung Orang Asli Serendah have been enabled to earn an income by partnering up with social enterprise The Asli Co.

The women, who are housewives and mothers, rarely venture outside the village to work as they need to be at home to care for the family.

With the The Asli Co, the women are able to supplement their household income without leaving home.

Starting with soaps and handpainted pots for succulents, the women have since branched out into making masks and hand sanitisers as demand for the last two items soar amid a pandemic.

The products are available for sale on The Asli Co website. – July 16, 2020.

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