Gurung seems to be born with a green thumb, and can make anything grow including dragon fruit, kumquat, apples, kiwi, pears, bitter gourds, long beans, cucumbers. His farm also bustles with goats, ducks, and chicken. Before the lockdown he was already selling up to Rs400,000 worth of vegetables and fruits.
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Profits have fallen though, and while Nepal’s farmers are struggling to cope with the coronavirus crisis, Asha Gurung’s apples are fruiting. He hopes to market them next year, but for now he is just glad he could prove the experts wrong by making apples grow in the Tarai.
Thanks to cavities in his teeth, Asha Gurung has found his purpose in life, to change the landscape of his native land and create employment for fellow-Nepalis in Nepal.