A holistic rural development model that seeks to bridge the gap between the urban and rural communities in Sri Lanka via 10 empowerment divisions across 900+ villages island-wide reaching over 68,000+ beneficiaries annually, free of cost.
The inclement weather caused by the Cyclone Burevi affected thousands of Sri Lankans, mostly from rural areas in the Northern and Eastern region of Sri Lanka, who were already struggling to survive due to COVID-19 hardship. The incessant rainfall persisted even after the Cyclone had moved away, destroying many livelihoods, homes and families.
Our appeal for help towards these disadvantaged communities was graciously answered by the International Medical Health Organisation (USA). Thanks to their kind support, we were able to provide 225 families from rural areas in the North and East of Sri Lanka with essential grocery supplies and a much requested mosquito net.
The distributions took place in accordance with health guidelines in Sittandy, Murukandy, Mathagal, Aalady-Uduvil and Kodikamam, with some of the items home delivered due to families being under home quarantine.