We are a social enterprise that works towards eradicating poverty by tackling social and economic development problems that affect businesses and communities, using proven approaches that are practical and sustainable.
A society where poverty has been overcome and gender equality, diversity and social harmony flourish.
November 13 2017
5.4 billion rupees has been pledged by the European Union to support development projects in Sri Lanka through a programme launched on 7th November. The programme will comprise five projects implemented by 5 partner organizations CARE / ACTED/Oxfam/ADRA and Stichting Solidaridad. Expected to run until 2021 it aims to reduce poverty in the provinces by improving the incomes of poor people living in rural areas and improve their health and sanitation and nutrition.
CARE Deutchland-Luxemburg e.V partners with Chrysalis and British Council to implement one of the five projects titled ‘Enterprise’. 3,000 rural and estate community members are expected to benefit from this project while a total of 900,000 will benefit indirectly.
June 20 2017
At a recent meeting in Oslo, The CARE International Council focused on the diversification of the CARE International Network, and the approval of four new affiliate members. Accordingly Chrysalis Sri Lanka was invited to join the Council meeting formally, which was considered a truly historic moment.
June 20 2017
Chrysalis together with CARE Germany entered into a tripartite agreement with the Sri Lanka Institute of Local Governance (SLILG). SLILG together with Chrysalis will train 300 government officials at provincial level to increase the access and quality of service delivery to communities in the Uva and Central provinces.
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Medium-sized enterprises supported
Selvamalar runs a successful food processing business in Mullaitivu. She currently employs 8 women and runs a certified kitchen with established market links. She has also single-handedly raised 2 children who are now independent adults. Selvamalar knows only too well the hardships of life, having survived a war, multiple displacements, and abandonment by her husband. She has only grown stronger through these challenges and now expends her time improving her business in order to support vulnerable women by providing them employment.
She successfully applied for a business grant provided through Chrysalis’ partnership with CARE Netherlands and H&M Foundation and used these funds to further expand her business, subsequently being featured on their Foundation 500 list of successful female business leaders.
Chrysalis endeavors to support women’s groups engaged in businesses to support the local economy and uplift the position of vulnerable women in society.