Lakmi and Family
Lakmi Chandima (35) is a single mother who is pictured in front of her house in Buttala, Sri Lanka. The dwelling is a mud shack and falling down around her family.
Lakmi struggles to support her daughters Sachini Malsha aged 9 and Ravisha Pahandini aged 2 by peeling nuts at a local factory and has no hope of providing them with a decent shelter from the elements.
Wouldn’t it be great to give this family a Christmas present of a secure home in the new year?
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 $5850.00 *
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 December 2021 – exchange and constructions rates are liable to change, and this estimate may be updated from time to time.