Sambavi’s Village Experience
Thank you to all our donors, we have met our fundraising goal.
My name is Sam, and I’ve been volunteering with Palmera for almost three years now! It is a brilliant Australian-run NGO that is really close to my heart. Palmera works with communities in the North and East of Sri Lanka, especially with women, rural entrepreneurs and farmers, to innovate sustainable solutions and allow them to lead dignified lives in the aftermath of a long-running civil war.
I’m going on a Village Experience trip with 9 other individuals in January 2018 to experience first-hand the economic and social initiatives that Palmera has instituted in many of these rural communities. I’m excited to see the sustainable economic and social model that Palmera has self-innovated- called the Village 2 Markets Program- which is being run in many of these communities and has allowed many individuals to raise their livelihood and markedly improve their opportunities in life.
I hope to ask for your support and garner a lot of fundraising so we can contribute to this program, which will directly impact beneficiaries on the ground. I will be raising funds for the Livelihood Kickstarter project. This project will directly impact 36 small farmers and benefit over 120 people. We will introduce new technologies and practices that will increase yield and prevent losses during flooding. Through this the income of these farmers will increase and help them better meet their needs and goals.
I’ll keep you updated on my journey to Sri Lanka and on my Village Experience trip! Please donate to my trip and thank you all for your generosity!!