SRI LANKA PROJECTS
After the tsunami and the 30 year civil war, we decided to focus our aid on encouraging people who had lost their livelihood through the tsunami (mostly fishing families) to go back to work. (The short-term government funded ‘cash for work’ projects to rebuild houses, roads, wells, etc. was attracting people away from returning to their long-term sustainable work.) Upali and Selasrena helped us identify where the real need was, so we set up our STAR ACTION SMALL BUSINESS LOANS SCHEME. All Star Action business loans are ‘interest free’, but with small monthly repayments to recycle the original loan in 2 years, so help can be extended to another enterprise.