PALM Foundation

Improving nutrition amongst tea communities in Sri Lanka

Donor : The Republic of Tea

Objective : To improve the nutritional health of families living on tea estates in Sri Lanka

Project cost : LKR 15,077,770.00

Target : Tea communities in six tea estates in the Nuwara Eliya and Badulla Districts

Implementation dates : June 2017 to June 2018

Implementing partner : PALM Foundation

Project Description

Project aim :

: The overall aim of the project is to improve the nutritional health of 11,200 women, men and children on tea estates in the Nuwara Eliya and Badulla districts of Sri Lanka.

Project location :

: The selected estates are Pedro, Dessford, Fettresso, Kotiyagagalla, Dabatanne and Indalgashinna.

Targeted beneficiaries :

: The project aims to reach a total of 11,200 beneficiaries. This includes 2,800 primary beneficiaries and 8,400 secondary beneficiaries including dependents (non-workers).

Results :

Result 01:

Increase availability of affordable, healthy and nutritious food

Result 02:

Improve knowledge of nutrition through training and sensitization

Result 03:

Improve hygiene and sanitation behaviors

Result 04:

Enhance capacities in managing household finances