Empowerment with Dignity
A More Secure Retirement
Retirement is a beginning filled with possibilities and not an end. As life spans increase, a country like Sri Lanka that has an ageing population requires diversification of skills and resources to support a population that does not have enough to sustain their futures.
At Dilmah, we believe in preparing our people for a fulfilling and secure retirement. Fifteen employees of Dilmah received grants for micro projects from Chairman Merrill J. Fernando in 2020. The initiative supported by the MJF Foundation - The Merrill J. Fernando Charitable Foundation’s Small Entrepreneurs Programme recognises the potential of enterprising men and women nearing retirement and helps grow their dream idea into a micro business.
Reaching New Communities
Recognising enterprising people and helping them to find a value for their worth is at the heart of our Small Entrepreneurs Programme. This is critical especially since the impact left by COVID - 19 and the subsequent lockdown. The first of its kind for an urban area, new opportunities now abound for these 25 women and men from the communities we work with in Moratuwa. The SEP programme will enable them to start or grow their small businesses and venture into new territory with an uplifted income.