A Country in Crisis

$50 can change everything for a family

With the country in crisis, we need your support to work with 800 of the most vulnerable families to ensure that they can continue to access food in the midst of rising food prices.

The situation will get worse before it gets better. During this time, we must ensure that the most vulnerable – children, elderly, women-headed households and the food insecure can continue to access nutritious food.

We will respond by providing the most vulnerable with home gardens – including training and the critical inputs to grow enough food to meet the needs of their families.

Relief, while much needed, will be one-off while home gardens will provide a more sustainable solution for families to get through the tough times ahead.

 

Sri Lanka is in Crisis

Food, fuel, power, water and medicine are in short supply. Emergency rule has been declared. The country is on the verge of bankruptcy. The greatest victims are always those that have the least.

The cost of basic goods are skyrocketing in Sri Lanka right now. Riots, curfews and military presence have returned. We work with some of the most vulnerable families in the country and now their basic needs and safety is further at risk.

The cause – “30% is misfortune. 70% is mismanagement,” said Murtaza Jafferjee, chair of Colombo-based think tank Advocata Institute.

We need your support to respond to those in need. We cannot wait for a government solution or international relief efforts; we must act now.

 

Help us reach 800 families with your support

For just $50, we can support those whose basic needs are at risk. With home gardens, families will be able to feed themselves and share what remains with their community. Families will be set up for long-term food security.

To ensure vulnerable families can feed themselves through any crisis, we will be accelerating our Home Garden program for 800 families.

For just $50 we will be able to identify vulnerable families who will most benefit from the support of:

  • Seeds and other materials to establish the right vegetables for the land and water available
  • Home gardening training, including use of waste water
  • Mentoring and additional training for 6 months
  • Monitoring and support for 12 months

As with all of Palmera’s work, this isn’t just a handout. We will be working with families on an ongoing basis. With the dry season ahead, families without wells will be trained in waste water and other innovative techniques. Through our Women Banks, we have a collective set up for bartering excess vegetables so that no one is left out in the community.

We will keep you updated on the impact of your dollar over the coming months so you can see just how much your support has made a difference on the ground.

Palmera is a tax deductible Australian based charity that has the highest accreditation with the Australian Government. We have over 15 years experience in the communities in which we work, adopting a locally-led approach to ensure that we can work in under-served areas and in under-served communities.

Click here to learn more on the cause of the crisis.

A Country in Crisis

$50 can change everything for a family

With the country in crisis, we need your support to work with 800 of the most vulnerable families to ensure that they can continue to access food in the midst of rising food prices.

The situation will get worse before it gets better. During this time, we must ensure that the most vulnerable – children, elderly, women-headed households and the food insecure can continue to access nutritious food.

We will respond by providing the most vulnerable with home gardens – including training and the critical inputs to grow enough food to meet the needs of their families.

Relief, while much needed, will be one-off while home gardens will provide a more sustainable solution for families to get through the tough times ahead.

 

Sri Lanka is in Crisis

Food, fuel, power, water and medicine are in short supply. Emergency rule has been declared. The country is on the verge of bankruptcy. The greatest victims are always those that have the least.

The cost of basic goods are skyrocketing in Sri Lanka right now. Riots, curfews and military presence have returned. We work with some of the most vulnerable families in the country and now their basic needs and safety is further at risk.

The cause – “30% is misfortune. 70% is mismanagement,” said Murtaza Jafferjee, chair of Colombo-based think tank Advocata Institute.

We need your support to respond to those in need. We cannot wait for a government solution or international relief efforts; we must act now.

 

Help us reach 800 families with your support

For just $50, we can support those whose basic needs are at risk. With home gardens, families will be able to feed themselves and share what remains with their community. Families will be set up for long-term food security.

To ensure vulnerable families can feed themselves through any crisis, we will be accelerating our Home Garden program for 800 families.

For just $50 we will be able to identify vulnerable families who will most benefit from the support of:

  • Seeds and other materials to establish the right vegetables for the land and water available
  • Home gardening training, including use of waste water
  • Mentoring and additional training for 6 months
  • Monitoring and support for 12 months

As with all of Palmera’s work, this isn’t just a handout. We will be working with families on an ongoing basis. With the dry season ahead, families without wells will be trained in waste water and other innovative techniques. Through our Women Banks, we have a collective set up for bartering excess vegetables so that no one is left out in the community.

We will keep you updated on the impact of your dollar over the coming months so you can see just how much your support has made a difference on the ground.

Palmera is a tax deductible Australian based charity that has the highest accreditation with the Australian Government. We have over 15 years experience in the communities in which we work, adopting a locally-led approach to ensure that we can work in under-served areas and in under-served communities.

Click here to learn more on the cause of the crisis.