Sustainable Agriculture

Commitment to Sustainable Agriculture and Supporting Farmers in Sri Lanka

Without the land and the oceans for sustenance and livelihoods, human life would be impossible. Not only does plant life provide 80 percent of the human diet, agriculture plays a crucial role as an economic resource. While Sri Lanka has been endowed with incredible terrain, climate and soil for an abundant array of vegetables, grains and fruits, in recent years the agriculture sector in the country has come under threat for a variety of reasons. Another Satva Fund priority is supporting the efforts of individual farmers as they seek to promote sustainable agricultural techniques.

Education Sri Lanka
Monthly Stipends to Disadvantaged Students

The Araliya Trust aims to support families whose school-age children may be in danger of discontinuing their education because they cannot meet the related financial burden. In response, Satva Fund agreed to provide a monthly stipend to ten students in different parts of Sri Lanka.

These students, ranging in ages from 10 to 22, receive stipends to assist them with essential expenditures to further their education.

Among the students supported by the Satva Fund are a 13-year-old from Deniyaya who passed the Grade 5 scholarship exam and is now at Deniyaya Central, and a final-year medical student at the University of Jaffna.

Araliya Trust has been engaged in this effort for over two decades now and carefully tracks the progress of these students through four community-based monitors.

The Education Stipend Initiative Expands

In July 2023, Satva Fund launched an initiative to assist eight disadvantaged students to continue their education.

Four students are in secondary school (Grades 7, 10, and 11, respectively) and attend schools in Colombo and Haputale. Satva Fund monthly stipends help these students meet expenses related to transportation to school, school and tuition fees, school supplies, school uniforms, and shoes.

The other four students hail from Deniyaya, Gampaha, Bandarawala, and Ambalantota; two are enrolled in Diploma Courses in Multimedia/Graphic Design and Software Engineering, and two are enrolled at the University of Colombo and the University of Moratuwa in degree programs in Information Technology. Satva Fund stipends help them meet housing, transportation, educational supplies, living, and other essential expenses.

We track the progress of these students through periodic reports from a reliable source.

Partnership With Drops of Light

In August 2023, Satva Fund provided funds to the Drops of Light organization to partially support the educational journey of two students (both 16 years old) in Weligama and Matara scheduled to take their Advanced Level examinations in 2025.

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Meals to Patients and Caregivers at the Kandy Cancer Hospital

January – August 2023

Community Meal Share Trust is a not-for-profit organization seeking to share meals with underprivileged communities in Sri Lanka.

A Satva Fund board member, who had been working with Community Meal Share Trust for some months, initiated a discussion with trust officials to determine a way to collaborate.

When Satva Fund was informed about the dire need to pay for the meals of patients and caregivers traveling to the Kandy Cancer Hospital from great distances for outpatient cancer treatments, Satva Fund decided to sponsor meals for about 100 patients and caregivers once a week.

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