A whole mango
It’s been more than 1½ years since little Merilda (3 years) had a proper meal. When she fell sick 18 months ago with vomiting, high fever and diarrhea, all that the doctor had said was that she lacked nutrition.
World Vision has come forward to help 4,750 families of Wattala and Ja-Ela areas in Gampaha District who have been affected by multiple disasters, providing them LKR 14 million worth of dry rations. There are nearly 8,000 children in these families and 675 families headed by women.
National Development Bank joins World Vision Lanka to combat COVID-19
National Development Bank PLC (NDB) on the request of World Vision Lanka, which is coordinating with individuals and organisations to support the government in its fight against the COVID-19, funded 20 adjustable beds to COVID-19 Isolation Centres as one of its many initiatives to help the health sector during this crisis. World Vision is matching the funding by the NDB, hence 40 adjustable beds will be donated altogether.
The one-walled house
She knocked on the neighbour’s door. There was no other option. The rain was becoming heavier and she knew their little house wouldn’t keep them from death. If she could get a small place for the children to sleep at night, that would be enough. It’s only till the rain passes. After that she would somehow patch up the place to live.
The Mask Boy
Thanusan (14) has always been an agile child. Coming from an economically disadvantaged family, he wanted to help his father, who is the sole breadwinner for the family, by earning some extra money.
Cars, country and family
Serena, Nissan and Toyota are siblings. But Toyota’s name didn’t make it to the birth certificate because his mother vehemently protested against it and his father had to finally agree to the name ‘Pesala’ - an acceptable name for a child.
Building bricks and rebuilding lives
It is 8 am in Navithanveli. The sun is peeking through the half a dozen coconut trees in Jeyarani's (30) house. She is watering the cement bricks that were made a day before so that they will get stronger...
A single mom weaves for a brighter future
Majimunisa had never worked before her wedding. Her difficulties started only after the wedding. Just four months after she gave birth to her daughter, Amrina, she became a single mother. With no formal education or work experience, she had to be dependent on her parents and siblings...
Nasliya’s tasty success
Nasliya's typical day starts at 2.30 in the morning. She has to do the initial cooking to make breakfast and lunch for the school canteen she and her family are managing. They have to make 300 keerai vadai, 150 yeast rotti, 150 parotta, dhal curry, coconut sambal, and pittu/thosai, in addition to rice, three curries for the day, and boiled eggs for nearly 150 students and teachers.
World Vision is a Christian, relief, development and advocacy organization dedicated to working with children, families and communities to overcome poverty and injustice. We work through our main sectors - education, health and nutrition, water and sanitation, economic development and child protection – serving all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.
World Vision and has been in Sri Lanka since 1977 and has responded to almost every disaster the country has faced. World Vision currently serves in 30 locations in 15 Districts across the country.
In 2021 we directly impacted nearly 100,000 children and their families.