G Robert and Family
G Robert and his wife Latha (both 40), are pictured in front of their current dwelling with their son Rohan, aged 14 and daughter Niroshani who is 09 years old. The children are dressed in their school uniforms, their presentation is a credit to Latha’s efforts given her limited resources.
G Robert has, unfortunately, had a serious accident recently, and now has an intramedullary rod inserted in his leg to repair the break. As a consequence, he is now restricted to lighter work which has severely reduced his earning capacity.
Father Dilan has asked us to help build a better house for this Family and we are halfway there with our target at the start of May.
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 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 April 2021 – exchange and constructions rates are liable to change, and this estimate may be updated from time to time.