25 SHG women in Ramboda received month old chicks to start up their backyard poultry units.
CORD in partnership with the Recreational Sports and Nutritional (RENU) program of
CORD donated 50 litres of hand washing liquid made by its Self Help Groups to 10 schools to be used by the school children
The families of sponsored children, elders & casual workers were distributed dry rations during the month of June 2020.
CORD also promoted home gardening and expected these families to start home gardening during the lock-down period to ensure their family food security. Many responded to our request positively and CORD field officers provided required guidance to these families. We distributed dry rations containing rice, dhal, flour and other cooking items.
Families collected their relief packs from CORD office and they were extremely grateful for the assistance at a time of their difficulty. They have started growing vegetable like ladies fingers, brinjal, green chillies, long beans, tomatoes, bitter gourd, and snake gourd.
COVID-19 pandemic has caused many hardships to vulnerable families especially in the rural areas of Kilinochchi district. Many families face unprecedented difficulties in accessing food items because of imposed lock downs and curfew declared by the government to prevent the transmission of the virus. The daily wage earners are the worst affected segment of the community and to provide some relief to these marginalised families CORD Sri Lanka facilitated the distribution of fresh vegetable packs to 400 families in Ulavanoor,Kallaru, Visvamadu,Tharmapuram & Piramandanaru in the district of Kilinochchi. The vegetables were transported from Nuwara-Eliya to distribution points by the Sri Lanka Army and the costs were all borne by Mr and Mrs Sujan and Jenny , long standing donors of CORD Sri Lanka from USA, and Capt. Lalin De Silva from UAE.
Sri Lanka Army provided transport to CORD staff to different locations to distribute these vegetable packs.
Chinmaya organisation for Rural Development Sri Lanka , in a bid to promote livelihood enhancement and improve the family nutrition of the poorer households, distributed two-month old pullet chicks among selected 37 Self Help Group families in the villages of Tharmapuram, Piramandanaru, Ulavanoor, Kallaru, Nathan Thittam, and Paranthan in the Kilinochchi district.
These families are mostly involved in subsistence farming and they could easily manage these backyard poultry units with minimum effort to earn extra income and reduce protein malnutrition among their children. Since these indigenous birds are highly adopted to harsh environment and scavenge during the day, and hardly need any supplementary commercial feeds.The field staff of CORD will regularly visit these households to monitor the progress and provide necessary technical advice.