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Self-employment for Underprivileged Families
By Suneth Premarathna, partnered with SamajaSathkara.lk
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, equipments and guidance for them to start self-employment of their choice to achieve long-term stability.
We plan to raise 2500 AUD+
Our Project Plan
We are planning to give Self-employements for families located in Anuradhapura, Monaragala, Ampara & Putlam Districts.
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)
Helpless Families need your support
The following families identified by our group need your kindness, empathy and support. Click on the photos to learn about these families and their needs. Please help us to help these families immediately
Meet Our Team
Suneth Premarathna, has a passion to give back to communities in Sri Lanka which are underserved.
Foundation with a great passion to help people.
About Our Organization
Every day, SamajaSathkara.lk helps people in poorest communities in rural areas of Sri Lanka to survive and thrive. Linking kind hearted people with who are in real need. The beloved father of Danesh Maduranga Edirisooriya, Mr. B.H. Edirisooriya was in the view of helping out the needy, and during his lifetime he was engaged in such activities.
Danesh, following his fathers foot-steps along with his younger sister Nilanthi Edirisooriya (Vice President – SamajaSathkara.lk), came up this novel concept. Hence this idea was born in 2006.
Now Danesh working with facebook friends to enhance its services. It’s a registered foundation – Reg No. GA3032
Contact Our Team
If you need to contact the Organizer/Project Manager or if you like to have a customized project for your need please contact us. Sri Lankans can directly contact the SamajaSathkara.lk Foundation for Future Projects. We can do projects for your special events such as birthdays, anniveraries etc.
Dial +94701 10 10 10 to contact Danesh Edirisooriya.