Out of the 6 million families living in Sri Lanka, only 5.2 million have some form of housing. More than 800,000 families currently live in poor housing conditions with limited access to safe drinking and sanitation facilities.
Well-built, clean housing is rare and very expensive in Sri Lanka. Therefore, families collect whatever they can to create a shelter. Many families live in slums or wooden shacks. Those who have land often cannot afford to build a house on their land or obtain a loan due to high-interest rates.
In order to address this grave issue faced by the rural communities in Sri Lanka, the Foundation has initiated a housing project. Currently, funds are being collected to support the construction of houses for 5 identified low-income rural families in Anuradhapura.