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Supporting Families in Need in Sri Lanka

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Background
Sri Lanka is facing one of its worst economic crises in history.
  • 22 million people are facing severe shortages of essentials, such as food, fuel and medicines.
  • They are also experiencing 10+ hour power cuts/outages due to a lack of fuel.
  • Inflation is skyrocketing: 16.8% as per the Central Bank of SL, but some analysts feel this is a conservative estimate.
  • It is claimed to be the country's worst downturn since independence from the British in 1948.
About the Donation Drive
This donation drive is organized by the World Economic Forum's youth arm, the Global Shapers Community, specifically the Global Shapers Colombo Hub in Sri Lanka and the Global Shapers Vancouver hub in Canada, in collaboration with the Robin Hood Army Sri Lanka. We are looking to support over 600 underprivileged families living near the following areas:
  • Nawala Railway Tracks
  • Maligawatte
  • Crow Island Mattakkuliya
  • Rajagiriya Obeysekapura
  • Buthgamuwa Road
We understand that this is only a temporary solution to support these communities. While the general population engages in protest, demanding systemic change and an end to nepotism and corruption, we hope to provide immediate relief for those in dire need of meals.
 
How You Can Help
You can help by contributing via this GoFundMe page or directly depositing the funds to the Global Shapers Colombo Hub account in Sri Lanka:
Account: Global Shapers Colombo Hub
Account No: 003010512725
Swift: HBLILKLXXXX
Bank: Hatton National Bank
Branch: Head Office
Bank Code: 7083
Branch Code: 003
 
Our goal is to provide dry rations and other essential grocery items to over 600 underprivileged Sri Lankan families.
 
Alternatively, you can also share news and information about the crisis in Sri Lanka widely. Please use the following hashtags in your posts: #SriLanka #EconomicCrisisLK #SriLankaCrisis #GoHomeRajapaksas

Cover Image Credits: Khaleej Times, 2022.

NOTE: GoFundMe is an external website that we are using for this fundraiser and they have a transaction fee associated with it. This transaction fee is 2.9% of your donation + $0.30 per donation. The transaction fee is automatically deducted from each donation. It covers the costs of credit and debit charges, and safely delivering donations. This is the only fee deducted on GoFundMe.

Donations 

  • Anonymous
    • $10 
    • 2 yrs
  • Holly Bodeker-Smith
    • $20 
    • 2 yrs
  • Aran Fernando
    • $100 
    • 2 yrs
  • Shannon McInnes
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs
  • Katherine Laurence
    • $200 
    • 2 yrs

Fundraising team (5)

Nishadi Liyanage
Organizer
Vancouver, BC
Ayushka Nugaliyadda
Team member
Nilupuli Andrahennadi
Team member
Sophia Yang
Team member
Uytae Lee
Team member

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