NPC continues to support communities affected by Covid-19 with financial aid from the Canadian Government through the Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI), Misereor and the European Union (EU). Through these efforts 3,516 low income families, 5,620 persons including persons with disabilities and special needs residing in orphanages and old people’s homes and 440 families from marginalised community groups  including persons with disabilities and members of female-headed households have been supported up to April 30, 2020. These distributions are valued at Rs. 11,668,411. 

Saturday, 16 May 2020 11:05

Children and Elders in Negombo Receive Food Supplies

The Negombo Local Inter Religious Committee (LIRC) provided dry rations to 220 marginalised families, the Mahosu Child Development Centre and the Bethony Elders’ Home as part of NPC’s Covid-19 relief work, which is supported by the Canadian government through its Canada Fund for Local Initiatives (CFLI).

LIRC members distributed the rations worth Rs. 220,000 among 220 families including female-headed households, low income daily wage earners and differently-abled people who have been affected by the curfew imposed to stop the spread of Covid-19.

The Mahosu Child Development Centre, which is located in Minuwangoda and provides residential care to 17 children, were given provisions of Rs. 20,000.

The Bethony Elders’ home in Pitipana, which has eight residents, received provisions of Rs. 10,000.

Coordinator of Negombo LIRC, Mrs. Fathima Josinka, said, “I saw with my own eyes that these people have many difficulties because they have lost their daily incomes.”