At present, ten families are involved in a cottage industry which produces sanitary pads, using locally-sourced cotton, at an affordable 55 US cents for a pack of ten pads. Once again, the creativity of this Physics graduate has come to save the situation! Health education in the schools and villages helps promote the use of these sanitary pads. (This cottage industry is, however, not viable among the poor in the Philippines as there are reasonably cheap sanitary pads available at the stores).
Initially, the process of drying the flowers proved too time-consuming and hampered productivity. However, through research and trial-and-error, Yeoh came up with an ingenious way of drying them quickly and efficiently – by using the microwave oven!
they will start to produce milk.
When they are fully matured at one-and-a-half years, each goat can produce two litres of milk a day with a total daily yield of about 60 litres. Half of the milk produced is sold while the other half goes to pay the ten students working at the goat farm.
This financial aid enables them to continue their university education and also learn new agricultural skills.
Apart from qualifications in Training and Development Management from the United Kingdom and Singapore, Seng Eng holds a Master's degree in Intercultural Studies from the US and a Bachelor's degree in Pure and Applied Physics from the National University of Singapore.