ACCEND Project Introduces Enhanced Nutrition Care Package to tackle Undernutrition
ADRA Sri Lanka and Oxfam Sri Lanka through their jointly implemented ACCEND project held a research symposium on the 12th of August to launch and discuss its research report on undernutrition among children below the age of 5 in estate and rural communities of the Nuwara Eliya District.
Raising Awareness on Government Services among Refugee Returnees
The third phase of the LESS project implemented by ADRA Sri Lanka and funded by the Australian Government recently conducted a series of programs to raise awareness regarding the services offered by the local government institutions, among the refugee returnee communities.
Study Shows There is a Need for Better Access to Menstrual Hygiene Products
A new study shows that 50% of households with women and girls of menstrual age in Sri Lanka cannot afford to spend enough money on hygiene products such as sanitary napkins. The study titled “Taxing Menstrual Hygiene Products in Sri Lanka: A policy analysis” was published recently through the European Union (EU) funded project “Assisting Communities in Creating Environmental and Nutritional Development (ACCEND)”.
Thriving Amid an Economic Crisis
32-year-old Uma Maheshwary is a successful and an award-winning entrepreneur from the Elutoor division of Mannar. Her life was not always easy. She had to face numerous hardships and challenges to get to where she is today.
ADRA Sri Lanka through its LESS III project supported here to develop her business.
The Unresolved Epidemic of CKDu in Sri Lanka
Chronic Kidney Disease of Unknown Origin (CKDu) is a disease highly prevalent in the rural communities of Sri Lanka. In 2004, the total number CKDu
Selling Fish for a Living
Munusamy and his family are refugee returnees who are now settled in Koomankulam, a small remote village in the Vavuniya district. Munusamy and his family were forced to flee Sri Lanka in 1990 due to the civil war. He now lives with his wife and his youngest son and daughter.
From Refugee Returnee to Entrepreneur
The gruesome civil war that prevailed in Sri Lanka for 3 consecutive decades took lives of countless people and forced many to leave the country
Convenient Access To Clean Water
Seelavathi (48) lives with her husband and two daughters in Aharanda, a small village in the Wilagamuwa Divisional Secretariat where agriculture is a way of
What’s Next in a Crisis That’s Far from Over?
The world we live in isn’t always equal, a fact that is seen clearly when it comes to the health of people and communities everywhere.