A large number of low-income Sri Lankans are helpless due to the COVID19 epidemic. Most of them lost their livelihood. While public servants get paid, the middle class live off their savings, the poor are very helpless. We plan to create self-employment opportunities to these affected families. We hope to provide the initial raw materials, tools, equipment’s and guidance for them to start self-employment of their choice to achieve long-term stability.
- Sewing Machine (Normal) – $266 AUD
- Sewing Machine (Lockstich) – $481 AUD
- Overlock Machine – $614 AUD
- Bush Cutter (Grass Cutter) Machine – $228 AUD
- Cement Brick Making Machine Basic – $122 AUD
- Cement Brick Making Machine Advance – $228 AUD
- Incense Stick Making Machine – $425 AUD
- String Hopper Making Machine – $141 AUD
- Slipper Making Machine – $1125 AUD
- Street Orange Juice Bar – $194 AUD
- Ready-made Slipper Selling Business – $156 AUD
- Pillows, Doormat & Dolls Selling Business – $194 AUD
- Cattle – $497 AUD – $992 AUD
- Goats – $114 AUD – $288 AUD
- Chicken Farm (Egg Production) – $190 AUD
- Vegetable Store – $290 AUD
- Water Melon Business – $35 AUD
- Flower Pot Business – $493 AUD
- Ice Cream Business with Bicycle – $265 AUD
- Lottery Selling Business with Bicycle – $227 AUD
- Food Selling Business – $340 AUD
- Cool King Coconut Business – $76 AUD
- Flower Vas Business – $114 AUD
- Coconut Plucking Machine – $175 AUD
Since most of the raw materials are imported from China, it can be difficult to find them these days. And the prices of the materials can go up during the post-covid period. Therefore, the estimate for these self-employment projects may not be accurate.
Previous Projects by our Foundation (2015-2020)
In some rural area in Sri Lanka, school kids have to walk long ways (about 5 km or more) to reach their schools as there are no public transport or school buses. Therefore, having a bicycle is a dream of many children. With your donations, we will be helping few of these school kids to achieve their dream.
- Mountain Bicycle – €76 – €106
- Small Bicycle – €37 – €43
- Tricycle – €16 – £19
+ Transportation and other costs (this will change according to the project location, distance between village and the main town)
Access to energy unlocks opportunities for better education. This project will provide safe, renewable lighting through solar-rechargeable lights. The students will now be able to read and study safely at night – with no risk to their health and lives. No kids should have to risk their health or lives because of having to study with dangerous lighting. Solar torch will make safe studying a reality! We are planning to donate 20 Solar Lanterns at the beginning and expand it up to 100+.
Solar Lanterns (Rechargeable LED Tourch) – 8.38AUD | $8.09 CAD | $6.17US | 5.19 Euro
Access to Electricity is not available in some parts of Sri Lanka due to various reasons. Also, poverty has become a barrier in getting access to the power Families who do not have access to power, use Kerosene oil lamps which are not safe. Poor kids who use these lamps for their studies in the night are vulnerable to fire hazards and other health issues. Our goal is to supply solar panels and “Study lamps” operated by solar power for these families. This can also be applied to the houses where Seniors live without electricity. Your dollar can go long ways to light someone’s house. We are planning to donate 12 Solar Panels/Study Lights.
Solar Panel for Electricity (Study Light) – 182AUD | $176 CAD | $135US | 113 Euro
(This Includes Purchasing required electronic items, Solar Unit Manufacturing cost, Travelling/Transport cost, Installation cost etc.)
In Sri Lankan communities, drinking water provided from various channels has little to no treatment, as people in these areas cannot afford treatment facilities. However, water quality in many parts of Sri Lanka is poor and is not suitable for drinking. Drinking contaminated water has caused kidney diseases, diarrhoeal diseases and other dire health complications among poor people. Our solution is to supply Revers Osmosis (RO) filters and water tanks to these poor communities. Your generous donations will be used for these projects.
- RO Filter – Rs.49,500 – Rs.56,000
(Dependent on the water quality) + transport+1yr of scheduled maintenance. Additional pressure pump (Rs. 3000) may need to be funded for dependent on the water pressure.