Sangariya, 85 years old, has been selling peanuts outside her local temple as her main source of income. She has previously had to ask friends and neighbours to loan her money just to live from week to week.Continue reading “A Peanut Seller Gets a Helping Hand”
Inthirikumar Marijenta, gets up at 2am every morning and makes six hundred string hoppers a day which she sells to University students. She gets 3 rupee [3 cents] for one string hopper which gives her a good income of 1800 rupee[18 dollars] per day. She works seven days per week to earn this. Continue reading “Six Hundred String Hoppers a Day”
Recently selected families at Sapapathypillai camp received goods and food costing 109,000 Rupees (AU$1090). For conversion purposes 100 Rupee is equivalent to AU$1.
This amount was spent as follows:
- Rs 42,200 for poultry with care. This goes to 6 women
- Rs 10,000 goes to Antony to upgrade his grocery shop
- Rs 5,000 goes to a woman to make Palmyra products.
- Rs 32,800 goes to women for various other livelihoods These women will make and sell home made food items. One woman will begin making chilli powder.
- Admin and transport costs Rs 19,000
As can be seen Australian dollars go a long way to helping the Tamils.
Please help out with a small donation and see how much difference you can make to a Tamil’s life.
The Centre for Women and Development(CWD) is a non profit organization, legally registered under the NGO secretariat Colombo. The organization commenced its activities in 1988. Our commitment is to address women’s issues and rights, to build capacity and to empower women to take part in all activities. Continue reading “Centre for Women and Development (CWD)”