EMPOWER THE GREEN GOLD HARVESTORS

883 families of Fruithill, Strathdon, Panmur and Western divisions of Strathdon Estate have been selected for the implementation of this project. Majority, nearly 75% of the population do not have the voting right, due to lack of the required legal documents. A legal camp was held and 300 applications for Birth and Marriage Certificates were handed over to the office of the Divisional Secretary, Ambagamuwa. The plantation workers have already received 100 certificates.

Training of community leaders and formation of Community Base Organizations and Federations were organized in order to access government administrative services and as a result, community has now obtained their legal documents.

People in this estate have to manage their family expenditure with the meager income they get from their labour, which is hardly sufficient to educate their children and take care of their needs. Income is not sufficient to meet the expenses for health, entertainment, festivals and utility services such as electricity etc., leave alone the need for saving for the future. Due to these difficulties, they are unable to improve their livelihood.

Under this project, steps are taken to alleviate the poverty of the community.

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