Helping Poor Families During Pandemic (Completed Projects)

Extending helping hands towards a mother who became a widow along with a child, to start a food business (Day 01)

by | Jul 17, 2020

Extending helping hands towards a mother who became a widow along with a child, to start a food business (Day 01)

On the day first, we donated them a two burner gas cooker, a gas cylinder, a Grinder to grind grain items. She was delighted and thankful to us and invited us for the breakfast on the following day, promising to offer tasting few varieties of food items which are expected to be prepared by utilizing the utensils donated by us.

We left from her place with an intention to bring few other utensils which would help her to improve her business.

Thank you very much for all of you kind hearted friends whom helped financially for this meritorious deed. It helped this courageous mother to expand her business and do continue her daughter’s studies. There were in a pathetic situation due to Covid 19 pandemic and your contribution somewhat helped them to come out of that predicament.

Family Details : 

This family is living in a rural village called “Galkadawala” in Anuradhapura district in Sri Lanka. 15 years ago, when this particular girl’s age was 3, her father had passed away due to Chronic Kidney failure and her mother had become the breadwinner of the family and taken the responsibility of the family on to her shoulders.

This girls is preparing for her Advanced Level examination. They have been receiving the government “Samurdhi” relief donation of Rs.1,200/- on monthly basis. There poor hut / home which is older than 35 years, is about to collapse.

When we visited them first, this particular mother was trying molding bricks, in order to build at least a small house as their existing hut is about to collapse. They do not even have a proper toilet with a door even though there was grown girl in the home.

Their main income is making tradition food items / short etas “Leveriya”, ” String hoppers”, “Pan cakes”, “Uludu Wada”, “Wada”, “Gaja (a tradition indigenous food item in Sri Lanka) etc., and giving them to small food shops in the area. Mother uses to get up at 2 a.m. in the morning, makes the food items and walks more than 4 km to put them in to food shops daily. This girls uses to catch the village bus around 6 a.m. to go to her school. She is clever in studies as well as for drawing and painting. They make these food items in a firewood stove in a small kitchen. However, they became more and more helpless due to Covid pandemic situation.

On our inquiry, they said that they it would be great deed, if they are given a Gas Cooker and other utensils to expand their business a little.


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$ 252.37 CAD

This includes the transport charge also

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