Hello from Sri Lanka, one of the world’s tea capitals.
I’m in the central highlands with our GHNI.org Sri Lankan staff, and I’ve brought employees of a company (The Wedding Cafe, in Honolulu) who just partnered to help a poor village through GHNI’s Adopt-a-Village program.
We’re in the village of Nallathaniya… and we’re all falling in love with their warmth, their smiles, their attitude, and their hunger to learn ways to lift themselves out of their severe poverty with a little hand up.
GHNI is just getting started with Nallathaniya — we’ve chosen a fantastic young leader to be the “Champion” of the development work, and he has assembled a committee of people who are respected leaders and have the hearts of the villagers.
The following pics capture just a bit of our experience here this week (most by Julian Gilliam):