Ten for Tamils have been distributing materials so that women like “Mathi” can create and sustain small businesses for themselves to support their families.Continue reading “Call for Help”
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.
Sangariya, 85 years old, has been selling peanuts outside her local temple as her main source of income. She has previously had to ask friends and neighbours to loan her money just to live from week to week. Continue reading “A Peanut Seller Gets a Helping Hand”
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”
There are thousands of Tamils widows in the north of Sri Lanka, many of them created by the Civil war, which ended in 2009 after twenty five years. Continue reading “For Widows, Life After Loss”
TEN for TAMILS has been very quiet, but we are back with a newly formed committee, ready to take on some more challenges in the North of Sri Lanka to support the many widows who rely on us to help them. Continue reading “Konapulam Camp and Ten for Tamils Update”
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)”
Tamil women have been displaced and live in camps because the military occupies their land. A family that doesn’t have it’s own land is not included as a beneficiary by any NGO’S. Continue reading “Loss of Land Also Loses Identity”
Meet some of the Tamil people that Ten for Tamils intends to help.
A widow whose daughter is missing.
Widowed with Four Children
Learn about a widow whose land has been occupied by the military making earning enough money to look after her four children a difficult task.