Deepika and her husband Charith live in this humble dwelling which is situated behind the Agrarian Service Department in the village of Nagoda in the Kalutara district south of Colombo.
Charith is a casual labourer and struggles to find reliable and constant work because of the lack of opportunities due to the remoteness of their village.
Deepika is pictured in front of the house with their three daughters. Methushi is the youngest and one year old, Sehansa is four and the oldest Nethuli is 7 years old.
Please help us to provide these children with a weatherproof home and more importantly give them some hope for their future.
The families featured above are currently next in line for funding from your kind donations. Whilst we are delighted to receive sponsorship for a particular family from a single donor, we appreciate that we cannot donate as much as we would like at a given point in time. Donations of any size are more than welcome, and we are currently allocating pooled donations to fund the construction of a house for the family featured above. When and if the amount you donate takes us ‘over the top’ for the featured family appeal, we’ll automatically allocate the balance to the next family in line waiting for assistance.
If you would like to make a more substantial donation (for example, the entire cost of a house), please contact us to confirm the donation status of the families featured above or inquire about the next available family.
Whatever you decide, the poor families appearing on these pages will be extremely grateful for any help you can spare.
The cost of building a house has now increased to Rs 1,200,000.00 as a result of rampant inflation but the costs in dollars continues to be mitigated to some extent by the fall in the Rupee. The cost to build at current exchange rates is approx $5000.00 *
If you are able to travel, we encourage you to attend the opening ceremony for your family’s house. We can advise how long construction is likely to take, and Fr Dilan will personally meet with you to introduce you to the family you have helped, and show you the house you have built.
See our “A word from past donors / sponsors” page for comments from people who have donated, and been able to make the trip to open their family’s new house.
* as of 12th December 2022 – exchange and constructions rates are liable to change, and this estimate may be updated from time to time. Exchange rates have been fluctuating wildly in the last year but have been relatively stable in the last couple of months.