The Foundation of Goodness is a holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the urban-rural divide in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide, and reached over 307,000+ beneficiaries in 2022 alone by way of 15 Empowerment Centres, free of cost.

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In a heartfelt initiative, the Foundation of Goodness recently distributed 200 reusable sanitary napkins to the needy community in Maskeliya. This effort was made possible through the generous donation of Lalitha Mahadevan. The distribution, accompanied by rice and dhal packs, brought immense joy and relief to the recipients, as captured in the heartwarming photos of the event.

Menstrual health is a significant challenge for many women in underserved communities. Access to affordable and sustainable menstrual products is often limited, leading to numerous difficulties, particularly for school-going girls. This initiative aims to alleviate some of these challenges, ensuring that females can continue their daily activities with dignity and comfort.

Beyond the immediate impact on the community, this project has also empowered women within our organisation. One remarkable story is that of a lady from our Women’s Empowerment Centre who produced 308 sanitary napkin packs for this initiative. This task not only showcased her capability to handle such a project efficiently and up to expected standards but also provided her with a vital income stream. With this income, she is now better positioned to support her two sons, both of whom are attending university.

This initiative underscores the multifaceted impact of our efforts – providing essential supplies, empowering women, and fostering sustainable income generation. As we continue to strive towards holistic community development, the support of donors like Lalitha Mahadevan is invaluable in helping us achieve these goals.

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