This project will provide the resources needed to help rebuild the tsunami-affected area of Perlya, Sri Lanka by replacing job tools that were destroyed.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
On December 26, 2004 Southeast Asia experienced an undersea earthquake and resulting tsunamis that devastated shores with waves of up to 50 feet (15 m) high. The tsunamis were among the deadliest disasters in modern history; at least 150,000 people are known to have died as a result and the count is still taking place. Thousands of people in Sri Lanka were left homeless, jobless or orphaned.
How will this project solve this problem?
This project will purchase 2 concrete brick making machines; a saw mill that was destroyed; a coconut oil extraction plant; one catamaran fishing boat; and purchase 1500 trees and pay for labor to plant them in a re-vegetation project;
Potential Long Term Impact
10 people will be employed in concrete brick making; 6 people will be employed in saw mill 2 people will be employed coconut oil extraction plant; 1500 trees planted in costal re-vegetation project ; 4 families will have access to a fishing boat
Total Funding Received to Date: $14,216
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $14,216 . The original project funding goal was $14,200.