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for over half a century look no key has been a blacksmith he makes traditional Korean hand plows called me and until recently the sixty five year old has been freezing for the closure of his struggling workshop then he heard of something called Amazon good show I'm not doing I thought people were talking about the rain forest I didn't know there was this major website called Amazon after promotional campaign on YouTube late last year his hand plows have been selling like hot cakes on Amazon and eBay he says sales have tripled since he set up shop online now he's shipping to all corners of the world you know I've been I've never lived overseas or in Europe but based on the calls an internet reviews we receive they now seem to get that this is a great tool for farming and gardening , with sales soaring focus been able to take on more workers including seniors like himself they're all part of what's being called a grainy science in South Korea of the mashup of great plus renaissance it's the trend of many seniors working into their golden years South Korea grapples with one of the fastest aging populations in the world sucks as he's happy to have older workers on the payroll who won that argument a total I can meet demands in the seniors can earn pocket money maybe save a little for retirement plans his home he now sits comfortably as one of the top ten gardening tools on Amazon with demand for four thousand plows each month is no longer worried about shutting down his workshop and that's an encouraging case according to the OECD many elderly people in South Korea and up in poor quality jobs after ending their careers in their fifties with lower earnings or no social protection success his success has sparked new life into something he's been doing since he was fourteen years old not the best time of his life is now