When Mr George Goh first met his wife, he was in awe of her family’s good standing and strong educational background.

After all, Mr Goh, founder of Harvey Norman Ossia and Singapore Ambassador to Morocco, had had a very different childhood.

His family had been poor and he had come to Singapore to work in a shoe factory in Geylang at the age of 16.

“But she said to me: One thing I like about you is you are very mission-minded.”

The rest is history.

Mr Goh tells Salt&Light why he founded Border Mission, serving the poor and underprivileged on the mountain slopes of the Himalayas.

Read the full interview here.