TOGETHER WE CAN HELP
SAFE’s development projects have supported the lives of over 100,000 people. We understand the challenges people face daily. Talking with local people every day helps us develop working solutions for individuals and communities.
SAFE is familiar with natural disasters, armed conflict and violent extremism in the North Central Province and other areas in Sri Lanka. We respond effectively to these emergencies which are usually social and environmental. These emergencies force us to plan and execute extraordinary projects at short notice and without an appropriate budget.
SAFE uses a social enterprise model to encourage sustainable development for the community. The social enterprise model promotes greater economic freedom for participants. We also apply commercial strategies to improve the community’s financial, social and environmental well-being. In this way, we maximise both social impact and profits for co-owners and participants.
The Green Chilli Project is a public-private agribusiness for 1,200 smallholder farmers over 3 years in the dry zone of North Central Province. The project aims to improve the livelihood, health, education, and environmental safeguards for over 30,000 men, women and children. In keeping with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) the Smallholder Agribusiness Partnership Program (SAPP) provides a financial contribution and joins various government and private sector partners to benefit local communities.