In September 2018 Ten for Tamils made their 18th distribution to 21 widows and female headed households in Jaffna.
Livelihood items to help women create or further develop their small businesses varied from chickens for selling eggs, wax and equipment for candle making, fabric for bag making, peanuts and pots for peanut selling and palmyra to create weavings.
Inthirikumar Marijenta, gets up at 2am every morning and makes six hundred string hoppers a day which she sells to University students. She gets 3 rupee [3 cents] for one string hopper which gives her a good income of 1800 rupee[18 dollars] per day. She works seven days per week to earn this. Continue reading “Six Hundred String Hoppers a Day”
The Centre for Women and Development(CWD) is a non profit organization, legally registered under the NGO secretariat Colombo. The organization commenced its activities in 1988. Our commitment is to address women’s issues and rights, to build capacity and to empower women to take part in all activities. Continue reading “Centre for Women and Development (CWD)”