Relief from Drought- Batticaloa
Give2Lanka which is known to predominantly assist causes related to Child education and empowerment including housing and transport for children, is now making adjustments both strategically and operationally to raise funds towards drought relief work.
Give2Lanka has taken on provision of water connections to residents in Batticaloa who are deprived of access to clean water. PALM Foundation, partnered with Give2Lanka is implementing a plan to provide pure drinking water to 200 families in a sustainable manner. These families in Veilliveyy, Kalwanchikudi and Chenkalady divisions in Batticaloa have been resettled/evacuated three times over during the conflict period. As opposed to scarcity as well as difficulty of access to water during the drought period, rainy/floods season, introduces pollution to water wells making them hygienically unsafe for consumption. There have been many victims of polluted water in these villages, including deaths. Though the government has set up a water system, the government charges Rs.5,600 from a recipient for a household water connection, even from a Samurdhi family. PALM will provide this money as a loan, recover same, and use it to give at least 75 additional water connections to deserving families. Whilst taking on the loan loss risk, PALM also provides training to families on hygiene as well as assist them with the necessary documentation to apply for the water connection.
We plead for your generosity towards this cause through Give2Lanka to assist these people in desperate need of water for their daily consumption needs.
- To provide pipe borne water connections to selected beneficiaries which will provide clean drinking water, regardless of the drought or floods
- The PALM Foundation is a committed, a well-recognized community development non-governmental organization that exists in the East & Nuwara Eliya Districts of Sri Lanka, which serve the plantation and rural communities, adopting a participatory holistic development approach and reaped tangible benefits to those deprived, discriminated and isolated communities.”