Neil and Gana’s Wedding
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
Gana and I are getting married this November. We are so thrilled and excited for our big day.
Earlier this year Gana and I did one of the most amazing things together, we went on the Palmera Village Experience trip to Sri Lanka. This journey gave us both a chance to give back to the Sri Lankan communities that have suffered from the 30 year long civil war in a meaningful way. We learnt a lot about what Palmera does, how it helps these communities and how much it really makes a difference to people’s livelihoods. It made us want to give back more!
We wanted Palmera to be part of our big day in some way. So we decided that instead of favours we would instead donate the money to Palmera in the name each of our guests. We wanted in particular to support the Connecting to markets project.
This project will help build thriving business farms in the village of Kanthansamy Nagar. In this village building a thriving farm costs as little as $349 per farmer; which is only $78 a year over the 5-year programme. Each of the 105 farmer will learn how to compete and be successful within the farming marketplace and the skills they learn will help them break down barriers that keep them excluded. We think that’s money well spent!
We can’t wait to see what our guests think about our idea. We hope they love and appreciate it. We think it’s an amazing way to kick off our married life together!