Real impact

As part of the ‘CANDID Voices” project developed by the Sri Lanka Development Journalist Forum, they challenged the young journalists to shoot short videos to showcase women’s empowerment across the island.

Fortunately for us, they deemed the stories of six of the BIZ+ grantees as being worthy of the topic.

The following is a link to the six  videos that describes the impact the business has had on the lives and families of their female staff.  Link to six videos.

I was particularly interested in three of the videos, purely because of my involvement in building business capacity for these particular businesses over the past six months.  So if you do not have a ton of time, at least check out these ones!

Yasasiri Polyprint (2:56 mins)

WheelMasters (3:01 mins)

 East Lanka Polysack (3:36 mins)

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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