Improvement of living conditions of plantation workers in Sri Lanka including an innovative approach to address housing issues

Status: Completed | Number of beneficiaries: 75,000 people

Project duration: 2007-2013, 6 years

Project summary
Local partner

NWC (National Workers Congress)

Partner Program: Fondation Abbé Pierre

The mission

Improving the living conditions of workers in Sri Lanka plantations


  • Construction of 131 individual houses in the form of two villages, including a house for people with disabilities
  • Fight against child labor
  • Professional training of more than 1500 young people
  • Non-formal education of more than 500 children
  • Establishment of 11 cooperatives
  • Rehabilitation of 10 community centers
  • Access programs to water, electricity, construction of 500 latrines
  • Construction of rest rooms
  • Renovation of infrastructure: water, latrines, electricity, community centers, …
  • Establishment of a micro-credit fund for more than 850 people
  • Re-roofing of collective dwellings “Laimas”
  • Promotion of the role of women; adult education; fight against alcoholism; encouragement of savings; …
  • Lobbying tea companies for better living conditions for workers
  • Awareness for adults
  • Support for people with disabilities
  • Care for the elderly


75 000 people