New Collaboration with WAPA

 “Economic Empowerment of Women Headed Households” project implemented by CFCD with the joint funding of Development Fund-Norway and TECH-Norway:  Read More . . .

 “Economic Empowerment of Women Headed Households” project implemented by CFCD with the joint funding of Development Fund-Norway and TECH-Norway:

 

We are pleased to share with you good news that we have been successful at a competitive selection of an implementing partner organization in the North of Sri Lanka by War Affected People’s Association (WAPA) of Belgium last week based on the networking done by UN Coordination office. WAPA has a mandate to provide rehabilitation assistance to victims of war especially women headed households and vulnerable children including child soldiers.

At the selection process CFCD had to compete with around 16 other NGOs and came out successfully meeting the requirements of WAPA. The result is that CFCD has got a golden opportunity to work for the next 5 years for the betterment of war victims in Mullaitivu District and has already entered in to a MoU with WAPA.

The staff members who worked really hard during the past five long years and the beneficiaries who made use of the inputs efficiently to strengthen them and come up in life are the ones to share the success with us.

It is a privilege to prove our operating abilities and capacities in the North through the support of Development Fund-Norway and TECH-Norway. Thus, we are greatly indebted to both the organizations and notably to Mr. Nathan and Mr.Nagenthran who worked in close cooperation and dedicatedly with us throughout.

We judged during mid-2016 that DF-TECH Project would be a model for the war-victims and somehow or the other should be continued at least for two more years and took some initiatives regarding same and allowed the staff members to continue to work in the project area on a reduced salary structure supported by the micro credit service charges.

We strongly believe that there would be undoubted support for all justifiable causes. Hence, we look back at the achievement in our long journey as an incident that further encourages us to go forward honestly.

 

S.Yoganathan

Executive Director.

 

 

 

 

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RNRA Project

CFCD has entered into a project cooperation agreement to implement a resettlement project funded by UNDP in Thellipalai DS Division.Read More . . .

15589486_1618881368416755_5151706578703840274_nCFCD has entered into a project cooperation agreement to implement a resettlement project funded by UNDP in Thellipalai DS Division. The input is around RS 26 million and the frame is seven months from Dec 2016. The project plans to reach 500 resettled families for livelihood assistance.

Need Volunteers

We need volunteer to help the children with their home work from school, consulting with WHH in legal, economic issues.Read More . . .

We need volunteer to help the children with their home work from school, consulting with WHH in legal, economic issues.

If you are service minded, kind hearted and have a passion for helping poor people.

Please contact us via e-mail or by phone for more information.

Give hope to Woman headed households (WHHs)

The marked increase in women-headed households (WHHs) is arguably one of the most significant features of post-war Sri Lanka asRead More . . .

The marked increase in women-headed households (WHHs) is arguably one of the most significant features of post-war Sri Lanka as highlighted by a study on WHHs released last month by FOKUS WOMEN.

Recent evidence suggests that Sri Lanka’s 26-year internal armed conflict is an important factor contributing to the upward trend in WHHs, particularly in the Northern and Eastern Provinces of the country. Currently, there are 58,121 WHHs in the Northern Province alone and studies show that members of these households face profound, multi-faceted vulnerabilities, many of which were produced by the war but deepened in the post-war period.

The high number of WHHs has come to occupy a prominent place in development discourse and practice in Sri Lanka’s post-war context. International organizations, local NGOs and the Government of Sri Lanka are implementing a multitude of development programs, ranging from housing to food aid to livelihood assistance, targeting WHHs as a vulnerable category.

The focus on WHHs as vulnerable is largely due to decades of global research evidence emphasizing women’s household headship as an indicator of poverty. Women account for a disproportionate number of the poor worldwide, and male-headed households usually have multiple advantages due to the relative power their heads have in male-dominated societies.

Many argue that women who head households deserve special attention because they are triply disadvantaged: they are poor, they are discriminated against based on their gender, and they lack social support systems as heads of households. When the experience and the effects of war are factored in, women-headed households in war-stricken areas are undoubtedly among the most vulnerable. While a number of development initiatives in war-affected areas either target WHHs or include them among the most vulnerable in selecting beneficiaries, we have little evidence about the extent to which such interventions have improved the lives of WHHs.

Donate to Micro Ecconomic Assistance

Give a small capital to establish a micro economic venture. Your kindness to give $241 to a poverty stricken WomanRead More . . .

Give a small capital to establish a micro economic venture. Your kindness to give $241 to a poverty stricken Woman Headed Household will help a great deal in their lives.

Many women are able to produce agro-based food for marketing. Supply direct to restaurants as and when the cooking is completed is one process. The other is the packeting type where the end product could wait for some time before marketing.

Some are comfortable in running small groceries at the home environment. Still there are women who can make very good handicraft items using Palmyrah leaves and there are others who can be useful lady tailors.

Thus, the very small capital required of $ 241 would do the miracle in the lives of the vulnerable WHHs.

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Donate Agriculture Equipments

A water pump with pipe lines and farming equipment (shovel, crow bar, pick-axe, buckets etc) worth $299 will make aRead More . . .

A water pump with pipe lines and farming equipment (shovel, crow bar, pick-axe, buckets etc) worth $299 will make a land owning Woman Headed household Self-reliant. Show your kindness to them once.

Banana cultivation, ground nuts, green grams and black grams, cow pea, vegetables, onions and chilies are some of the vegetation that is commonly produced by farmers. Paddy cultivation is special to farmers who have sufficient land area. Lime, coconut, sugar cane and similar crops are inter-cropped while the main cultivation goes on. The end result is the sustainable growth of the trees and continued income over some years.

The vulnerable families involving in the crops cultivation would usually have vegetables available for consumption always while during the harvesting season they are able to get sufficient returns.

Thus, your valuable contribution to make the WHHs become self-reliant through cultivation is well appreciated by the beneficiaries and the growing children in the families. Small contributions make big difference in the lives of the affected and vulnerable children and women.

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Donate Goats

Donate 3 Goats worth $289 to a Woman headed family could earn a monthly income of as much as $170Read More . . .

Donate 3 Goats worth $289 to a Woman headed family could earn a monthly income of as much as $170 after 4 years of Goat rearing.

Although goat milk production is not popular in the rural setting, disposing the grown up goats for meat has been a good practice. The goats fetch good price and the families can conveniently make a living out of the livestock maintenance. The goats multiply in numbers every 6 months and grow up quite fast. The formula gives good results by enabling at least one goat to be given away on a monthly basis that would bring in $170 average. The goat farming is easy in the village environment where grass and the gracing would not face many difficulties.

The beneficiary will not forget your kindness in uplifting them from poverty.

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Donate Milk Cow

Show your kindness by donating a Milk Cow & calf to Woman Headed family living in poverty. The Cost ofRead More . . .

Show your kindness by donating a Milk Cow & calf to Woman Headed family living in poverty.
The Cost of this kindness is $758.00 which will give a good quality cow which would give around 15 L of milk daily that could be sold for 60 rupees a liter. the daily income for the family would be 900 rupees ($6.00).

Thus, the vulnerable Woman Headed Household is able to earn an average gross amount of $180.00 per month. Setting aside the maintenance cost, the family could make out a net profit of around $100.00 per month. This is an earning above the poverty level in the country. Over time the WHH could get more returns when the livestock expands from one to two and three, thus lifting these WHH from poverty thanks to you kind donation.

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