A life changing experience

After the tidal wave hit Sri Lanka in December 2004, Anne-Marie Ros started a fundraise to get Weligama (a fishermen village on the coast down South in Sri Lanka) back on their feet.

The Dutch government accepted her local network in Weligama  as a NGO. Ros played a pivot role in coordinating help in the area,  as she often was the only European aid helper around. Anne-Marie managed many private projects onbehalf of visitors, after they left Sri Lanka.

In 3 years time she has rebuilt guesthouses, houses and a temple. Started a tsunami-school, sewing-classes in the temple and ABC123 in the fishermen-camp. Anne-Marie helped people to (re)start their business and created new business opportunities by developing products based on specific handy craft technics like lace- and netmaking.

End of 2007 Anne-Marie finished her last tsunami-help-project.