Rebuilding the Rural farm Economy: Storage and Marketing

The post war rural economy is dependent upon the national markets, to ensure the income and economic development of the resettled farmers most of them are recently resettled in Visuvamadhu area in Mulliativu District, says the General Manger of the Visuvamadhu Young Farmers’ Co-operative Union. The production of paddy is the major produce in the…

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We cannot dependent upon only on banana and paddy,

We cannot dependent upon only on banana and paddy Subasri, is a mother of 3 children, and has agricultural background, Family is dependent upon her and her husband for earning income to run the day to day life. Her husband started doing home gardening and paddy cultivation during the two seasons. But due to unusual…

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How micro finance adds value to the future

A case story from Northern Sri Lanka.  This case story is narrated by Ms. Padmini Kantharuban, a volunteer who works as a community organizer in the RAHAMA Ittavil Project, in Kilinochi district in Northern Sri Lanka. Padmini is a graduate from Jaffna University and has been trained and employed by RAHAMA to work as a…

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Avenue for income earning

Business development: Avenue for income earning Viswamadu village in Mullaitivu District is one of the worst affected area during the war. The last part of the war fought in this area, and in 2011 most of the families started to come back to their villages. Kanagamma’s family also came to their original village and settled…

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An home based income generating avenue

An home based income generating avenue for returnee women in the North. Securing Livelihoods in the North – Thustanthini, a breadwinner of 8 in the family. Since, a large number of families returned to their places of derivation in the Northern Districts in Sri Lanka. There was an urgent need of supportive measures that safeguard the…

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A farmer and also works part-time

Nadeesha Lakmali Jayasundera – location: Thirapane,Anurdhapura  Nadeesha Lakmali Jayasundera (20) lives in Thirappane in the Anuradhpura District. Her father is a farmer and also works part-time at the Road Development Authority. Nadeesha’s mother is a housewife and Nadeesha also has two younger sisters. Nadeesha and her sister’s do not even have a desk to study in their home. In spite of…

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A farmer in the village of Oyamaduwa

J. M. Piyasena – location:Oyamaduwa, Anuradhapura  J.M Piyasena (62) a farmer in the village of Oyamaduwa in Anuradhpura  district is very happy these  days, he can finally cultivate his paddy field after a lapse of three years. The Nikaweratiya Anicut located in Alyapattuwa, in Oyamaduwa is around hundred years old and benefits approximately 40 acres of paddy cultivation in the…

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Shelter & Accommodation under Resettlement.

Shelter & Accommodation under Resettlement. Safe accommodation is a pre-requisite of the families to be resettled. In line with the situation prevailed in 2014 planning of resettlement in the Northern districts initiated by SL Government. Since the demand for housing was high the Indian Government came forward to assist SL. Yet the number of families…

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International Temperance Day

International Temperance Day sponsored by RAHAMA Sri Lanka. RAHAMA gives higher priority in it’s profile of services to strengthen social groups, civic centre leaders and the institutes committed to resolve the menace of the usage or carrying alcohol and drugs. This effort is also vital since allocating time and money on alcohol, cigarettes or drugs…

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