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Building hope through housing projects

by damith
June 9, 2024 1:02 am 0 comment 491 views

First Capital Holdings PLC, in collaboration with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, announced recently the successful completion of its CSR project aimed at providing access to safe and dignified housing for under-privileged families in the Bope-Poddala Division, Galle District. At a ceremony attended by senior staff from both organisations and key government officials, two new homes were handed over to deserving families.

From First Capital, Manjula Mathews, Deputy Chairperson; Dilshan Wirasekara, Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer; and Randinith Madanayake, AGM/Head of Marketing, attended the event. H.G. Kithmini Sadeepthika, Acting Divisional Secretary of Bope-Poddala DS Division, and representatives from Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka, including Yu Hwa Li, National Director; Eng. T. Kaandeepan, Senior Construction Manager; and P. Suresh, Technical Officer, were also present.

The “First Capital Housing Project” was initiated in the Galle District with a mission to provide safe and stable homes for low-income families. The first four homes were constructed for K. H. Achala Udayanthi, G. W. Siripala, H. G. Krishanthi, and K. H. Vipulasena, under the technical supervision of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka.

Emphasising eco-friendly practices, the homes have been built using Compressed Stabilised Earth Blocks (CSEB), promoting climate-appropriate construction. This initiative not only aims to improve living conditions but also considers the environmental impact, marking a step towards promoting sustainable development practices.

Dilshan Wirasekara, Managing Director/CEO of First Capital Holdings PLC said, “We are proud to have partnered with Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka on this project that is very close to our hearts. Our greater vision is to empower the communities around us. Through this partnership, now in its third year, we have been able to successfully complete six homes for deserving families. We appreciate the support of local authority officials and the ongoing efforts of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka in uplifting our communities.”

Yu Hwa Li, National Director of Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka said, “This partnership with First Capital has been instrumental in empowering these families and transforming their lives for the better. Stable housing is a fundamental need, and far too many in our communities lack it. We are incredibly grateful to First Capital for stepping forward and creating this impactful partnership.”

“Words can’t express how grateful I am for this house. It’s more than just shelter for my family, it’s a symbol of a new beginning. We finally have a safe place to build our future together. This is a dream come true.” M. G. Rohan Chaminda, a son from one of the beneficiary families said.

With strong emphasis on upholding stability, fostering a competitive advantage, and providing an exceptional customer experience, First Capital focuses on staying true to its “Performance First” ethos. First Capital stands strong with robust fundamentals, dedicated teams, and the support of the Janashakthi Group, allowing it to weather challenging market cycles. The organisation is actively expanding its reach and significance by enhancing its digital capabilities, and integrating its operations. These efforts are aimed at transforming client experiences, fostering operational efficiency, and driving overall growth and sustainability.

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