VILLAGE 2 MARKETS
When we arrived in the villages of Sri Lanka, we saw communities struggling to earn a living income.
Even though aid was being provided, it wasn’t enough to address the more complex issues.
You could create livelihood opportunities by providing families with a cow, but what about accessing a vet when the cow got sick? You could provide women with seeds to improve their agricultural yield, but what about access to savings and support structures when things go wrong? You could bring the buyers to the village, but what if communities weren’t working together to negotiate the best price?
To create lasting change, we had to go deeper.
This documentary tells the story of our village-based model – how we worked and how the villages transformed. From a community trapped in a web of shared poverty to one that has moved to shared prosperity.
The documentary was filmed during the country’s most difficult time – amidst COVID, the Economic Crisis, 15-hour long power cuts and no access to fuel. But we got there, and now we’re excited to show you the transformation.
Change is never easy. But it was worth every moment.
With the success of our initial village transformation, we are bolder than ever, aiming to reach 35,000 people across 50 villages over the next 5 years.
There are so many ways to get involved.