In 2008, for the first time in history, more than half of the world’s population was living in towns and cities. A greater number of job opportunities, better education, and more developed infrastructures have all been cited as reasons why people chose to move away from isolated villages and to replant their roots.
However, a small group of people have been left behind – they are the elders, the disabled, and the children, whose social and economic statuses usually prevent them from leaving their home towns. In Taiwan, we encountered a social enterprise that is trying to fix this issue by providing employment opportunities to marginalized individuals in Doushe County – Taiwan Farmer. We interviewed the CEO of Taiwan Farmer, Mr. ShunYu Wang, in his office in Doushe County.
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