LOLC launches Rs. 500 mn humanitarian project

Responding to the economic crisis
16 July, 2022
Recipients with the provisions

Responding to the economic crisis LOLC launched the LOLC Divi Saviya, an island wide humanitarian effort in early May this year. The phase one of this project supported needyhousehold units covering all 25 districts of the country within a period of one month.

This also enabled LOLC to further discover millions of people across the country, who are already below the poverty line and are facing major disruption by the loss of livelihoods, food shortage, and the amplifying cost of essential items. During this initial drive, number of Divisional Secretariats with extensive demands were marked while a number of vulnerable untapped segments were also identified.

This time, committing for an on-goingand a broader exertion, LOLC has renewed their strengths to another season of DiviSaviya commenced in July 2022 and will cover the 25 districts over a period of 3 months in 3 different cycles, tossed back-to-back.The road map to DiviSaviya phase two recognises the essentiality to cushion the knock-on effects on people’s lives at this critical juncture while envisioning for a longer recovery effort.

Identifying the sharp decline in food security for the most vulnerable segments of the country, Divi Saviya phase two focuses on organising direct provision of food resources to support the elder’s homes, children’s facilities and visually impaired units in addition to the selected households.

The immediate critical relief, is estimated to distribute 125,000 packages valued at Rs. 500 million. Each package will carry the basic staples and dry rations weighing 10 kilograms inclusive of the items ranging from rice, flour, dhal, sugar, noodles, tea, salt, soya-meat to spices.

The entire project is strengthened by the partnership between LOLC and News First in stabilising the clarity and transparency of the distribution network. The programme is curated through the Divisional Secretariats, with the support of the News First provisional correspondents in assembling the most poverty-stricken families to be entitled for the Divi Saviya scheme.

Divi Saviya phase two was inaugurated on July 7, at Purana Rajamaha Viharaya, Ratmalana.

Group Managing Director and CEO of LOLC Holdings, Kapila Jayawardena, Chief Operating Officer of LOLC Holdings, Kithsiri Gunawardhana, District Secretary Colombo, Jaliya Yasarathne, Divisional Secretary Ratmalana, Himali Karunarathne, Director, News First, Roshan Watawala, General Manager, News First, Yasarath Kamalasiri officials of the LOLC Group, officials of MTV/ MBC Network and well-wishers were also present. 

Group Managing Director Kapila Jayawardena said, “At a time that our people are finding it impossible to encounter sufficient day-to-day earnings to feed their families, the emergency appeal that LOLC has launched in support of Sri Lanka will protect hundreds-of-thousandsvulnerable households in need.”

– Sunday Observer Sri Lanka

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