The Small Entrepreneurs Programme in the Plantations
The MJF Foundation initiated the presentation of ergonomic plucking baskets to estate workers in Endana in September 2020. The Foundation partnered with the community themselves to ensure that they are involved in the manufacture, design of these baskets so there is much greater acceptance.
The SEP programme to communities surrounding Endana will benefit the workers by allowing them to join over 2000 of Dilmah’s Small Entrepreneurs Development programme which has at its heart the objective of empowering with dignity.
“Dilmah has a unique Foundation. It is the philosophy of making business a matter of human service. The Small Entrepreneurs Programme nurtures the ability of that person to avoid dependence and to build their capabilities, enabling them to do great things. Today, we are extending the programme to ensure that our involvement and support for nature benefits people through livelihoods.”
– Dilhan C Fernando