In recent months, AUSLMAT has been working to secure funding and obtain a variety of drugs to send to the country for use in its health system.
A donation from AUSLMAT of 1000 vials of antibiotics is delivered to Anuradhapura Hospital in Sri Lanka. Source: Delivered † AUSLMAT on Facebook
“They had a critical need for blood bags for the blood bank and we managed to ship a month’s supply,” she said.
Anbaalayam, which Ramesh’s father helped found 14 years ago, provides support to most in the north and east of the country, many of whom were living below the poverty line before this economic crisis, Ramesh says.
Representatives from Anbaalayam Australia on a recent trip to Sri Lanka. Source: Delivered † Anbaalayam Australia via Facebook
In addition to coordinating child sponsorship, the organization delivers a number of ‘livelihood projects’ that aim to help people become self-sufficient.
Officials said the hike was intended to curb runaway prices, expected to rise 80 percent by the end of the year, and ease mounting demand pressures in the fragmented economy.