VEGA recognizing King Ice and the BIZ+ Team in Sri Lanka

This is a pretty neat coincidence.  In a recent blog post, I talked about visiting an ice manufacturer in Trinco  and we discovered today it’s story has been chosen to be featured by VEGA Innovation as making an example of making a difference in people’s lives.  Check out the video (2 mins).

Kudos to the BIZ+ team here in Sri Lanka for being instrumental in the set up of this ice factory, and helping making it the success it is today!

Message from VEGA (Volunteers for Economic Growth Alliance)

This video tells the powerful story of extraordinary impact being made by skilled volunteers in Sri Lanka after the devastating war that derailed the economy. Our goal is to raise awareness of how skilled volunteers help combat global poverty and promote prosperity for disadvantaged communities around the world.

Working together with VEGA Member Land O’Lakes International Development and local partner King Ice Manufacturers, we’re helping local fishermen grow their businesses and support their families.

For more stories like this one, explore

About Kate Coffey

After 25+ years in the investment management industry, I packed in my job and spent 2014 living and working in Nepal and Bangladesh, and visited some other places in between. It took me on a journey I did not expect, had me fall in love with Nepal and it's people, and become inspired at the work of Spinal Injury Rehabilitation Centre (SIRC) located 2 hours east of Kathmandu in the Sanga foothills. Since 2014, I have continued my warm relationship with SIRC and worked closely with my friends there in the aftermath of the 2015 earthquakes to date. This blog initially started out as a travelogue of sorts to keep friends and family worldwide updated while I was off on my travels in 2014. Since then it has morphed into a life story of the many places I have lived and worked and of the wonderful people I have met along the way. I hope you enjoy.
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