Sri Lanka

Empowering Women: A Key to Success

Asia Pacific Stories, India, Microcredit, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region, Stories by Theme, Women Stories
Members of an OfERR supported Self-Help Group in Sri Lanka work together in a milk collective, pooling their milk and getting a better rate from the merchants who buy the milk.  Photo: Simon Chambers

The Organisation for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) is an organization of Tamil refugees supporting Tamil refugees both in India and those who have and continue […]

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Self Help Groups – Empowering Women for Development

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Sri Lanka, Women Stories
Self Help Group in Talaimannar, Mannar Island, NW coast of Sri Lanka. Photo: Jane Maxwell

During my field visits to OfERR’s work in Mannar and Jaffna Districts, I have been introduced to a number of OfERR’s “Self Help Groups”. The […]

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Sri Lankan New Year

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Sri Lanka

SRI LANKA – Sinhala “Aluth Avurudu” and Tamil “Puththandu” New Year Celebrations April 14-15, 2014 (full moon or ‘Poya’) marked the official Tamil-Sinhalese New Year […]

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Recipe for Development: Food Security

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Food Security Stories, Sri Lanka
K-H-Chandima-Pushpakumari-with-home-made-fertilizer

Former PWRDF Youth Council member Melissa Green asked me several months ago (sorry for the delay in answering!) about the phrase “food security”.  I thought […]

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Size Really Does Matter

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region

PWRDF currently has a nine-member delegation visiting the Organization for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India and Sri Lanka as we continue to accompany the […]

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Mad dogs and Englishmen ““ and PWRDF Delegates ““ Go Out in the Midday Sun

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region

PWRDF currently has a nine-member delegation visiting the Organization for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India and Sri Lanka as we continue to accompany the […]

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Just Another Sunday in Sri Lanka

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region

PWRDF currently has a nine-member delegation visiting the Organization for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India and Sri Lanka as we continue to accompany the […]

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The Dreams of Sri Lankans

Asia Pacific Stories, Field Blog, Refugees and Migrants Stories, Sri Lanka, Stories by Region
Sri Lankan Bike Race

PWRDF currently has a nine-member delegation visiting the Organization for Eelam Refugees Rehabilitation (OfERR) in India and Sri Lanka as we continue to accompany the […]

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