A hardworking mother of three, Pathmawathi explains how difficult her life has been during and after the civil war in Sri Lanka. Pathmawathi tells her story about how her husband went through a lot of trouble to provide them with a temporary shelter in 1992 but they had to flee that community shelter in 2009 when their safety was at risk. The quality of their life was low and they had close to no access to safe and sanitary hygiene facilities. Forced to abandon their previous house Pathmawathi says “the new house is a great source of support” to her family.
Her husband doesn’t have a stable job and he works in-between two jobs to earn an income for the family. Pathmawathi explains how their income has not been sufficient or consistent because they did not have stability in where they lived. She expressed her hopefulness of that changing; once they build a life under a permanent, safe and stable roof as one family.
I am so thankful to God, and also to Habitat for Humanity for giving my family a new meaning in life.Pathmawathie