UNDP Funded (Moratuwa)

Funded by: UNDP; US $ 766,810


  • Moratuwa — 100 housesundp_small


This Project aims to re-establish self sustaining communities for a group of families affected by the tsunami, through the building of physical and social infrastructure and housing as speedily as possible and to assist in returning to a normal life, enabling them to recover from the trauma of the tsunami. As important as the reconstruction is the social recovery of affected communities. This will be done with support to mobilize and org anise the communities, so the affected people set their own reconstruction priorities as well as establishing community governance structures. In addition their livelihoods will be regenerated through the direct investment of the assistance packages within the communities creating local employment and opportunities for entrepreneurship. Therefore the project will be implemented on the general theme of ‘Restoration of Homes and Livelihoods and Rebuilding of Communities’. The specific project objectives include:

  1. To enable selected traumatized communities in Moratuwa area, in the Colombo district, in particular women and children, rebuild their social capital through the organization of representative bodies with the capacity to take decisions regarding their own rebuilding process;
  2. To enable 100 families rebuild essential physical facilities including shelter and infrastructure so that they can restart functioning as normal communities;
  3. To help create wage employment from the investment of the rebuilding process as a way of contributing to the recovery of the local economy;


  1. Mobilization of affected communities
  2. Organizing Community Development Councils
  3. Conducting Community Action Planning
  4. Community Contracting to rebuild housing and infrastructure
  5. Restoring livelihood through savings and credit


The100 houses are fully completed and have been handed over to the beneficiaries.