Success Stories

“Shaping a New Social Convention towards an Inclusive Community Development in Sri Lanka”

Caritas Sri Lanka in collaboration with its local and international partners has been constantly engaging in work of humanitarian aid to strengthen and empower the less privileged communities of our nation. Especially the partners contribution as funding and capacity building has been brought about better living conditions, improved coexistence and positive appeals within inter-cultural setups

CSL – SEDEC Building

The obligation to establish a Social and Economic Development Centre for the benefit of the destitute, the downtrodden and marginalized people of the nation, fortifying the Catholic Social Teachings on the life and dignity of the human person and work of solidarity, was the development of late, His Eminence Thomas Cardinal Cooray. Fr. Joe Fernando

A story of Fight against Poverty by CBO members in Sri Lanka, Maduragama,

Under the Civic Dialogue and Cross Community Activities project, funded by Caritas Korea, a barren paddy field for 10 years in Maduragama in the district of Puttalam was harvested by the CBO members of the project on 14th of February 2020. The initiative comes as an solution to the poverty widespread in the region. Caritas

Emergence of the food security program amidst COVID -19 challenge to defeat Hunger

“No one should die of Hunger-End Hunger by 2025”- Pope Francis Caritas Sri Lanka –SEDEC is implementing the program “Addressing causes for poverty and ensuring food security for farming communities” by aiming to switch over to sustainable agricultural practices through development of Home gardens with the support of Caritas Norway/NORAD. This program is implemented in

Caritas Sri Lanka – SEDEC strives towards a “Zero Carbon Foot Print’ era

Caritas Sri Lanka conscious of its responsibility of protecting the environment and taking its cue from the exhortations of Pope Francis as reiterated in the “Laudato si” to act more responsibly to safeguard the resources of mother earth and manage its resources in a sustainable manner, has over the years embarked on installing solar panels

“Now I have a steady income…”

Ms. Sahayamalar lost her husband during the period of war. She is the secretary of the Periyakulam village WRDS as well as the Self Help Group (SHG) of her own neighborhood. Her main source of income is by cultivation of 1 ½ acres paddy field, but unfortunately the rice crop last season was lost due

Bhavani’s New Home

Ms. Bhavani has a sister and two brothers, one of whom is a mason while her younger brother is a good electrical wiring technician. The family lost their parents during the Tsunami disaster of December 2004 and was looked after by relatives for a short period until a benevolent Catholic sister, Sr. Arul took them

Mary’s Journey Through Reconciliation

I am Mary Anitta, 27 year old living with my parents. I have two younger sisters and a brother displaced from due to the war. We lost everything including my secondary education. When I return to Maniyamthoodam after the war, there was nothing left. With the little support given by the Government and NGOs, we