This papaya factory in Puliyankulam, Vavuniya, was established with the partnership of the Aus Aid program and the International Labour Organization. The factory has created many jobs among war widows and villagers in the surrounding area, and exports its papayas to markets overseas.
International cooperation is an essential part of developing a brighter tomorrow in places that face challenges for development. The Australian Aid program (AUS AID) has been in Sri Lanka for over 50 years, providing humanitarian and developmental assistance to communities in need, and strengthening the close bond between the nations. "As an elder of this community, I am extremely happy.I know even if we die tomorrow, we have left something of an immense value to our children." The Aus Aid program has helped rural communities build a sustainable foundation for the future by implementing programs that empower people with ground-up solutions. Women play a major role in these communities, and since the civil war, their lives have changed for the better. We explore the Aus Aid program's impact in communities in Vavuniya. Take a glimpse into this insightful story and witness the power of sustainable solutions.