A holistic rural community development model seeking to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities via 10 empowerment divisions across 500+ villages island-wide reaching over 35,000 beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
The Essential Grocery Pack distribution for the year 2021 commenced with the aim of helping just 250 families in desperate need of assistance due to COVID-19 disrupting their daily wage income and making it increasingly difficult to put food on the table. Pleas for help and heartbreaking stories were reaching us from all over Sri Lanka, as the monsoon brought floods and the greatest marine pollution disaster affected fishing communities.
However as the campaign began, we were overwhelmed and moved by the generosity of donors here in Sri Lanka and overseas, empathizing with the plight of these rural families. We are now able to provide over 2000 families from all over Sri Lanka with essential grocery packs that could provide them with temporary relief for up to 3 weeks! This eases a tremendous burden on many families, as they slowly get back on their feet.
Distribution locations with rural families identified:
Thanthirimale/Elapathgama, Anuradhapura District- 150
Puthiyanagar, Mullaitivu District – 84
Monaragala, Monaragala District- 125
Welikadawatta, Colombo District – 230
Dematagoda, Colombo District- 25
Oddusuddan, Mullaitivu District- 75
Kataragama, Monaragala District – 200
Mannar, Mannar District – 100
Narahenpita, Colombo District – 152
Lindula, Nuwara Eliya District- 100
Thirukkovil, Ampara District – 100
Eravur, Batticaloa District – 125
Kandy District – 200
Galle District – 100
Ja-Ela, Gampaha District (Flood victims) – 50
** Please note that the distribution of 100 grocery packs to the fishing community of Negombo is still pending
A huge thank you to all our donors from Sri Lanka and overseas, for touching so many lives!
“When you create happiness for others you experience the same”