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June 26, 2005

Improving Livelihoods, the Eco-friendly Way


Kahamodara Fishing Village, Tangalle, Hambantota. Sarvodaya is collaborating with the government and the fishing community in Kahamodara to build an eco-friendly fishing village. The project has 3 goals:

  • livelihood development
  • promotion of environmentally-sound fishing
  • community-based travel within the local community

The project will enable fisher folk regain their livelihood, and travel easily from their relocated village to the boat yard. It will also simultaneously enable conservation of coastal resources.

Hon. Minister A. H. M. Fauzei attending the opening ceremony of the project.

A total number of 40 families will benefit directly from this project. Sarvodaya is providing financial support, as well as organizing and facilitating all the community-level activities. We are actively consulting with relevant officers in the Fisheries Department, Costal Conservation Authority, Urban Development Authority, and Ministry of Environment and Natural Resource to ensure that development and conservation goals are seamlessly melded, and the community experiences the full benefits of the project.

Sarvodaya Shramadana Movement for the People in Need.