Women empowerment is a term many people take for granted. It’s like buying an organic food product; you won’t necessarily taste the difference compared to its non-organic equivalent. But if you visit an organic farm, you will see its significance to the environment and the workers on the farm.
Similarly with women empowerment projects, you don’t necessary see the results through the products they produce. But visiting the women’s groups will forever change the way you feel about these projects.
Puah Sze Ning is a freelance documentary photographer based in KL. She’s a fitness junkie who volunteers for indigenous rights organisations and doesn’t really function until she gets a decent cup of coffee. View more of her work at http://szening.com.