Indian woman turns orchid cultivation into business

Sabira Mohammed, a homemaker hailing from Palakkad, started cultivating orchids on her terrace as a means to kill boredom while her family set out to school and work every morning.

What started in 1998 on a terrace has now expanded into an acre. Setting up a nursery was a natural progression and Sabira gained a lot of traction through Facebook and WhatsApp. In just three years of launching her Facebook page, she garnered 5,000 followers.

The 53-year-old orchid cultivator currently earns up to Rs 3 lakh [4,000 USD] per month. So how did this homemaker turn her love for flowers into a business?

Read more at The Better India (Serene Sarah Zachariah)


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