HHRD Relief Work in Sri Lanka:
2004 Earthquake/Tsunami Emergency Relief: HHRD, with its sister organization ICNA Relief, played key role in the relief, recuperation, and developmental efforts in the aftermath of the Tsunami that killed 30,000 and left 100,000 homeless in the region. The total contribution of HHRD USA was close to half a million dollars!
Some HHRD relief programs that resulted from our work in the region included:
Health Care Program: Ambulance & Medical Center Project, and Nurse Training Program
Orphan Support: Housing Project, & Supporting 600 orphans
Education Support: Education and Counseling Program, HHRD Pre School
Skills Development: Sewing and Training Center, Self-Employment Project, Kinniya Institute of Industrial Technology
Micro Investment Program : Locals who lost their crops and/or businesses were given interest free micro finance loans to rebuild their lives. HHRD is pleased to say these businesses are still running today.