Cafe Arokkiya Livelihoods

Imagine a group of widows busy preparing traditional Tamil food and fusion dishes in a busy modern café with groups of tourists and locals rubbing shoulders in downtown Adampan, Mannar District, AND creating a viable livelihood in the process. 

The well-functioning commercial kitchen and café is the anchor for a team of war-affected widows to grow in confidence as they begin to earn a sustainable monthly income, educate their children and slowly rise in social status.

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The building is complete and the business up and running. We just need a few extras to make it a going concern. We need a storeroom to house a generator (to withstand the many powercuts), large kitchen equipment and stacks of chairs – approximate cost is $7,500. A contribution toward this cost would be greatly appreciated.

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