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These Are The People Sarvodaya Serves

Family by their collapsed home, Mount Lavinia 2
Originally uploaded by sarvodaya.

These people have had their homes, loved ones, and live swept away by the sea. Sarvodaya is rebuilding homes, lives, and a stronger and better Sri Lanka.


  1. aaron wall

    Its so sad to see the destruction. Many times the human aspect is lost when we just look at numbers, but photos like that make it real and show the people. I think I have lived through some tough times, but doubt I will ever experience the pain and loss in that photo. Hopefully in my own small ways I can help though.

  2. Jayantha Obeysekera

    Last night, I had an idea that I want to explore with Sarvodaya.

    I assume there are many widows with or without children who will really have a hard time surviving years to come. I am sure many men who lost their lives had families.

    I was wondering if each expatriate family or concerned citizens of other countries adopted a family with some financial support for a certain period of time (say 6 months) then these widows may have some time bring their lives to some form of normalcy.

    Just a thought. Perhaps Sarvodaya can establish such a program

  3. Elizabeth (Liz) Batten

    I would like to help with the grief and crisis counseling program and possibly provide ongoing emotional support to a widow with children. I have extensive experience in crisis counseling. Drawbacks would be that I can only speak English, and I am in the U.S. so all support would have to be through e-mail or other telecommunications. I’m not sure of the feasibility of this. However, I think this type of support is just as important as immediate material aid.

  4. Sherrill

    I meant to ask in a previous posting if the children in the orphanages of Sri Lanka read English. Thanks for any input.

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