This project is one of several funded by Barnabas in Sri Lanka in recent years, particularly during the current economic crisis.
The crisis is the worst that Sri Lanka has suffered for decades. The cost of food was 54% higher in February 2023 than in February 2022. Fuel and energy shortages are so severe that the schools have been closed and hospitals are struggling to function.
Christians make up 8% of the population. They are one of the most disadvantaged groups in Sri Lanka.