The Tea Plantation
2011-2015 – Udugama
In November 2011, a seven-acre tea plantation, the “Indian Walk Estate” was acquired, profit from which is used to fund educational and livelihood projects across the country. This innovative self-sustaining solution allows Sahana Sri Lanka to envisage new types of collaboration with both international and local NGOs.
Moreover, by allowing Sinhalese tea pickers from the South to support Northern Tamil communities, the project proves to be a great initiative towards post-war reconciliation between the two ethnic groups of the country.
Each month an average of 3000kg of tea leaves can be plucked, generating sufficient profit to provide scholarships to 20 underprivileged children amongst other projects.