Previous Projects

Project and description Donor and funding Duration and completion Small and medium enterprise development Various districts Agriculturaland commercial credit scheme Microfinance loan administered through CBOs Entrepreneur development and training in agricultural and commercial ventures SAPSRI Rs. 371,654,730 2004 - present Kalmunai Tsunam...

Restoration of Livelihoods for Tsunami-Affected Families

March 2005 – October 2006 Funded by the Canadian Catholic Organisation for Peace This project provided permanent new homes to 60 families who had been lost their houses to the tsunami. Twenty houses were built in the Indunilpura housing scheme in Galle, 30 houses were built in the Shakthipura housing scheme in Matara and 10 were built in Hambantota. The project also or...

Empowering 200 Tsunami-Affected Lace Makers

August 2005 – August 2008Funded by: HSBCBeeralu lace-making has been practiced by women living in the south coast of Sri Lanka for centuries, but it was fast becoming a dying art. We joined in partnership with HSBC to revive the industry and help tsunami-affected women from Mirissa rebuild their livelihoods. The project was a huge success. We provided equipment, training and ...

Kalmunai Tsunami Recovery Project

March 2008 - March 2010 Funded by Canadian International Development Agency CIDA and International Development & Relief Foundation IDRF “A challenge ended with a success “ The project activities focused on organizing, mobilizing and rehabilitating internally displaced 1275 tsunami and civil conflict affected men and women and youth in the Eastern and Northern Provi...

Local Capacity and Community Restoration Project

January 2007 - March 2009 Funded by: CIDA and World Accord For centuries, women living in the southern coastal belt of Sri Lanka have worked in the coir industry. When the tsunami hit, it washed away coir-weaving machines and stocks of raw materials, causing huge damage to this industry and leaving many people destitute. Through this project, we re-established the co...

Transferring Traditional Beeralu Lace-making Skills

January 2009 – December 2010 Funded by HSBC Continuing our partnership with HSBC, we launched this project to build on the success of our Empowering 200 tsunami-affected lace makers project. It aims to ensure the sustainability of the revival of the beeralu lace industry. Currently, it is mainly elderly women who engage in the craft. This project is working with 100 ...

Kirulapona Slum Upgrading Project

February 2009 – February 2012 Funded by: UN-HABITAT, Lanka Financial Services for Underserved Settlements (LFSUS) and Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation HSBC South Asia Partnership Sri Lanka (SAPSRI), being a non-profit organization committed promoting sustainable development within the marginalized communities in both rural and urban areas of Sri Lanka, is happ...