Action Against Corona (https://actionagainstcorona

Short description

Provide food to low-income families impacted by job-loss, due to the economic crisis that followed the Covid-19 pandemic

Description

The impacts of the COVID-19 crisis on Sri Lanka’s economy are very important. The World Bank predicts that Sri Lanka is heading for a major recession, with the economy contracting by up to three per cent in 2020. Seven per cent of the household heads totally lost their employment.

Renaissance Sri Lanka’s project for ‘Emergency Food Assistance for Families affected by the COVID–19 Pandemic’ was initiated to assist the families to mitigate the impacts of the crisis. The first distribution started in March 2021 and after three distributions, nearly 100 families have received food packs.

Below is a table giving the contents of a pack, on a given distribution (budget of 50 000 LKR):

Click on the link to access; https://renasl-my.sharepoint.com/:w:/g/personal/ashinsabc_renasl_org/EemrC_i6d75HuBCHyNZFdNIB63yh2K00kPx4touDcdTzgA?rtime=pB9MzFRM2Ug

Target country

Sri Lanka

Project type

  • Food
  • Healthcare
  • Mental health
  • Wellbeing

Support needed

  • Exposure
  • Raising capital
  • Technical expertise

What we need help with

The expectation of the Renaissance Sri Lanka team is in the subsequent step to expand the wings beyond the mere distribution of emergency food packs to direct the communities to a sustainable long-term model of self-sufficiency. As an introductory and integrating step, we hope to go to the communities all around the country within the months ahead, especially in rural areas, starting with providing packs of basic items, on the model of those distributed already. As a second step, we expect to identify the local resources of regional areas which can develop self-employment businesses, for example, agriculture, production of spices, fruits, traditional industries and handicrafts.

Best way to get in touch

Kindly reach out to Mr Oluwasogo Jesulanke, Grant Manager for Renaissance Sri Lanka (oluwasogoj@renasl.org and hello@renasl.org)

Project status

  • In Progress