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Developing World Connections

Partnered with SLCDF

Objectives

Primary

Secondary

To train 25 community leaders to work as “Barefoot Nutritionists” for promoting and enhancing the knowledge and change the attitude of the community towards good health and wellbeing, and adjust to live with COVID19 situation. 

  1. To support 1,000 FSWs, DW, and SW to engage in successful businesses through skill development, start up support, and entrepreneurship development 

  2. To build the capacity of 9,000 FSWs, DW and SW, and 40 district CSOs to actively engage/network with duty bearers and power holders to push for their rights and entitlements, and to build a strong collective voice to advocate for their rights with the decision-making forums and policy makers 

  3. To provide legal and psychosocial support to 200 needy FSWs, DW, and SW to cope with emerging realities which promote negative coping mechanisms that have popped up during the current socio-economic crisis such as pyramids and exploitative microfinance scams 

  4. To provide education and nutrition support to 3,500 children of FSWs, DW, and SW to advance their nutritional and educational standards.  

Target Groups

Direct

Indirect

DC and the population of the Hambantota District 

Project Areas

District

Province

Country

Hambantota 

Southern 

Sri Lanka 

Started

Expected to End

Estimated 
Amount

Duration

March 2022

February 2023

EUR

993,481

12 Months

Barefoot DWC

Food Security Project in Hambantota District’ was funded by Developing World Connections and directed by SLCDF to train 25 community leaders as “Barefoot Nutritionists” who would in turn train and promote good health and wellbeing practices in their communities. The project spanned 1 year.

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