Running for Palmera
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal!
We (Aseka and Randula) pledge to run a total of 150km together over the next 29 days!
We are doing this to fundraise and spread much needed awareness for the Palmera Projects, and their Banking on Change for Good program supporting women in Theravil, Sri Lanka.
Palmera Projects provide business solutions for rural entrepreneurs of Sri Lanka, thus creating environments where families can stand on their own two feet.
Theravil (Northen Province) has long seen the cruelties of the civil war and are still recovering from the trauma of it all. Rooting from traditional values and gender norms, women are not given much opportunity to participate in economic affairs. Like many women in rural Sri Lanka, women in Theravil lack financial independence and literacy.
The Banking on Change for Good program will support 400 women develop financial literacy, independence and leadership skills through the establishment of Theravil’s first ever women’s bank.
We have chosen to do this run over 29 days to celebrate Aseka’s 29th birthday! We are hoping to raise $1000 through the generosity and kindness of our community.
Through this fundraiser, we hope to shed light on the northern rural communities’ constant struggle to be included in the country’s growth and raise awareness of the importance of the inclusive campaigns of Palmera Projects.
Thanks in advance for your support, and we will keep you updated on our progress through posts on this fb group.
Aseka & Randula