From Viraj Dias in Haputale, Sri Lanka:
My family has been going through a very critical financial crash henceforth the Covid 19 outbroke in Sri Lanka. We are unable to run our business or get other income, all family members were right back home from their work, because the Covid 19 has now spread through the community here.
We have a family run guest house, unfortunately we don't receive any guests since the covid-19 started here, its a bit of risk to receive travelers at the moment to our family guest house.
Almost 8 months my 12 members family is living by credits and some loans from friends, we are already unable to pay the booking.com monthly invoices. We had a loan from the bank for the constructions, that's also been stopped hence while and we have to pay a huge amount to the bank every month, we cant afford all this sitting at home.
We need some help for the day to day life and to payoff all the loans and high interests which are shackled around our necks!
We really were in a good position and treated everyone fantabulously with smile, but now we are stuck in a corner!
If you have ever stayed with us in our guest house, please consider helping us in these tough times!