CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka)

 
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has made updates to their project page.
    • 4 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Eliminate Hunger Through Microenterprise
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    "Give a man a fish; he'll eat for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he'll eat for a lifetime." The philosophy of Children's Emergency Relief International is to bring hope and healing to children and their families through sustainable projects. The success of CERI's micro-enterprise program in Sri Lanka reinforces this...
    • 4 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 1 donation
    • 4 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 1 donation
    • 5 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    A Family Earns Profit to Repay their CERI Micro-Enterprise loan!
    By - June Adcox - CERI Project Leader
    “I never dreamed we would have our own home again,” said Mrs. Jeyapragash. Her family lives in a region of Sri Lanka that was left tattered by the three decade long civil war and then later devastated by the 2004 tsunami.  With the help of a CERI micro-enterprise loan, the Jeyapragash family was able...
    • 7 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 1 donation
    • 8 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    A CERI Micro-finance Business Gains Strength
    By - June Adcox - CERI Mission Trip Volunteer & Photographer
    In spite of successful economic development in concentrated regions of Sri Lanka, poverty continues to run rampant amidst the war-torn island that all too often suffers the added affects of natural disasters. CERI's solution to this plight -- self-employment through micro-finance -- has proved most...
    • 11 months ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 7 donations
    • 1 year ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Sri Lanka, Massive Flooding Strikes Again
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    Disaster strikes again, but thankfully CERI is on the ground floor. In mid-December, heavy rains pummeled the nation of Sri Lanka resulting in massive flooding and devastating landslides, leaving thousands – including CERI foster families – in an already hurting economy homeless.“The people of Batticaloa,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has made updates to their project page.
    • 1 year ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Sew Your Way Out of Poverty!
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    Can you believe that Christmas is almost here? We at CERI hope you had a Happy Thanksgiving and are filled with the joy of Christmas. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of this holiday season, we wanted to take a moment to thank you again for your support of CERI's micro-finance program in Sri Lanka. Without YOU,...
    • 1 year ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Microfinance and a Proverbs 31 Woman
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    For years, Mr. Poopalapillai struggled to support his family and CERI foster child as a fisherman. Mrs. Kirupamani dreamed that if she could only be self-employed, she might help ease the burden off her husband’s shoulders. And so she enrolled in Children’s Emergency Relief International’s (CERI)...
    • 1 year ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Sri Lanka, A Lasting Investment (Micro Enterprise)
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    Did you know that seven years ago Children's Emergency Relief International (CERI) instituted the first foster care program in Sri Lanka that is still in operation today? In the beginning, foster families relied on a stipend, or financial payments, from CERI to help them survive. In 2008,...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 8 donations
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Microfinance, Investing in Hope
    By - Gretchen H. Lange - Director of Development
    Microfinance is the provision of financial services to low-income clients or solidarity lending groups including consumers and the self-employed, who traditionally lack access to banking and related services (Wikipedia). In helping at-risk children and families around the globe, Children’s Emergency Relief...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    A Family Endeavor
    By - Diana Bass - Project Leader
    Mrs. Valliammai learned the art of gardening and cultivation from her parents.  Now it is her livelihood, and, with the help of a CERI microenterprise loan and her own enthusiasm, it is somewhat of a family business.  Mrs. Valliammai is 56 years old and is the foster mother of Sivarasa, a child in CERI’s...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Another Loan, Another Happy Family
    By - Shera Fowler - Project Leader
    CERI’s Microenterprise Program is continuing to have great success! Here’s another story about how people are being helped in Sri Lanka. Asanar Janufa is a foster mother to a 14-year-old boy in CERI’s care named Ibrahim. They live in a low income community in Eravur, Sri Lanka. Ms. Janufa’s first...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Bridging Business for Local Entrepreneurs
    By - Shera Fowler - Project Leader
    This 2011 summer brought new opportunities for CERI’s Sri Lankan foster parents who have their own businesses. “Bridging Business in Batti, Trade Fair 2011” was held for 3 days in July and featured 150 stalls displaying the products and services of several companies, including local, national, and...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    A Woman with a Dream
    By - Shera Fowler - Project Leader
    So many people in the world need help that it sometimes feels overwhelming. But when you meet a woman like Mrs. Shanthakumari, you realize that small steps make a huge difference. When CERI’s staff met Mrs. Shanthakumari, we knew she had promise and would use the money we gave her to restart her pottery business...
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has made updates to their project page.
    • 2 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Devastation and Recovery
    By - Shera Fowler - Project Leader
    In January 2011, a massive flood devastated many people in the country of Sri Lanka. The district of Batticaloa was hit especially hard. It was mostly destroyed by the 2005 Tsunami. This time the people of Batticaloa again lost their homes, businesses, and way of living. The devastation was great and the need of the people...
    • 3 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has received 17 donations
    • 3 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    Resilience in the Face of Disaster
    By - Diana Bass - CERI-USA
    Selvam (59) is a Sri Lankan farmer and fisherman.  He has six adult children of his own and is also the foster parent of a 14-year-old girl in CERI’s foster care program.  With just a few acres of land and a small amount of capital, Selvam started his farm at the age of 30.  His enthusiastic and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    CERI Helps an Enterpreneur Improve Family Welfare
    By - Marianna Gurtovnik - Contract Administrator
    Mrs. Senaratna Sivamala, 59, lives in the city of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. The province was hit hard by the 26-year civil war that ended in 2009. A caretaker of four children whose parents are deceased, Mrs. Sivamala is a versatile entrepreneur, who is adept at poultry farming, basket-weaving, and...
    • 3 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) posted a progress report
    CERI Gives a Boost to a Widow's Sewing Business
    By - Marianna Gurtovnik - Contract Administrator
    Mrs. Nallammah, 60, is a widowed hostel administrator in the town of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka’s Eastern Province. Three of her four adult children live abroad, and she looks after her grandson. Struggling to make ends meet, Mrs. Nallammah began moonlighting as a seamstress and joined the Women’s Small Group, a...
    • 3 years ago
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  • CERI Micro-Enterprise (Sri Lanka) has been approved to be on GlobalGiving!
    • 3 years ago
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Krista Piferrer

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