Dilmah’s Small Entrepreneurs Programme enhances the dignity and self-worth of vulnerable women and men by providing them with the means to build a successful business. As one of the first Foundation programmes commencing immediately after the Tsunami in December 2004, the SEP programme has assisted almost 2,000 small entrepreneurs and their families with the aim of re-building self-supporting communities. The SEP process focuses on incorporating relevant line agency support and better supervision, monitoring and most of all for having better selection of individuals with a real need for SEP grants.

The Foundation works in a number of locations as well as groups of people. To maximise potential, we believe in establishing linkages and strengthening skills so that businesses owners have an awareness of the risks, the costs, the planning that is essential along with the ambition and natural business skills.