Friday, December 30, 2005

NCC, CWS and Habitat's Joint House Building Project in Sri Lanka

H. K. Kulawathie standing in front of her completed
Habitat house
A few months after the tsunami, National Council of Churches and Church World Service joined with Habitat for Humanity in a $150,000 house building project in Sri Lanka. As the above picture shows, the project located near the southern town of Galle, is proceeding rapidly. Recently, The Fritz Institute in its evaluatory report on tsunami relief efforts identified Habitat favorably. The following is a quote from that report.

"Sri Lanka: Habitat for Humanity and Sewalanka Rated Highest
In Sri Lanka, Sewalanka, an established local NGO, and Habitat for Humanity, a shelter provider, were recognized as outstanding by the beneficiaries. Relative to the restoration of shelter and livelihood, the beneficiary respondents surveyed reported that they were consulted more often by NGOs (particularly international NGOs) in Jaffna, Colombo, Batticaloa and
Trincomalee provinces."


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