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Providing destitute women with simple houses in Thalai Mannar

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Providing destitute women with simple houses in Thalai Mannar, © Embassy

16.07.2019 - Article

Aide in an economically weak region shaken by 30 years of war and the Tsunami.

The German Embassy and the Environmental Protection Foundation are financially supporting the construction of three houses in the Thalai Mannar G.S. Division of Mannar District. The housing project is addressed to widows, low income women and their families and is aiming for the provision of secure shelter and neat facilities. 

People in the Thalai Mannar G.D. Division have been shaken by 30 years of war and the Tsunami, which lead to precarious living conditions and left many families with unsteady income sources. Recent storms in the region have worsened the situation for many families by destroying the unstable houses, making them vulnerable for subsequent heavy weather conditions.

To tackle the mentioned issues, the project will provide housing to certain exposed families in the region. One of the houses will be provided to a widow and her family, the second one to a family, who lost their property in a fire, and the third house, will be built for a women with low income and her family. All the buildings will be equipped with a kitchen, a small parlor, two rooms and a veranda, in order to guarantee enough space for the families.

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