"If you give me a fish, you have fed me for a day. If you
teach me to fish, you have fed me until the water is polluted and the beach is
taken for hotel development.
But if you teach me to organize, then whatever the challenge, I can join together with
my community and we will develop our own solution."
Sevalanka Foundation is a Sri Lankan development organization that enhances the capacity of disadvantaged
rural communities to identify and address their own development needs. Through our own professionals and
our links with other service providers, we coordinate training and support services that contribute to the
economically viable, socially just and ecologically sustainable development of Sri Lanka.
Sevalanka, a registered non-profit, works with two "daughter organizations" to provide an integrated and
complementary package of services. Sewa Finance is a registered microfinance institution that provides
financial services to community organizations and rural entrepreneurs. Sewa Economic Development
Company (SEDCO) is a social enterprise that focuses on fair trade, value chain investments and enterprise