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NDB implements coconut cultivation project for low income families in Kalpitiya


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NDB Supports Low Income Families in Kalpitiya

 

NDB employee volunteers recently implemented a coconut cultivation project in a rural village in Kalpitiya, Puttalam. The project which was conducted under the bank’s Employee Volunteerism CSR initiative enriched the environment whilst providing a feasible solution for the low income generating families in the area. 

The area has around 200 families from all races and religions. Currently cultivation is the primary source of income for the families living in this area; hence, through this project employees of NDB assisted these families to generate more income thus providing them a sustainable livelihood.

Over 1,000 coconut plants were distributed to low income families in the area and planted in the Kalpitiya area with the support and advice from the Coconut Development Board and the army. The volunteers also educated the families on the importance of saving and balancing their financials which will directly support the country’s economy.

Accordingly, over 50 staff members assisted in planting the coconut plants in identified locations along with the villagers. The staff was also involved in a number of knowledge sharing sessions that followed the activity.

Prior to the implementation of the project, the Coconut Development Officer of the Puttalam District provided the required knowledge to the villagers, educating them on the new methods and techniques that could be used to obtain a good yield. 

NDB Bank, which is the first and to date the only corporate in Sri Lanka to officially be certified with EDGE Certification is a premier retail bank with over 112 branches across the island, serving millions of Sri Lankans through a host of financial services. From its inception, the NDB Group which includes NDB Bank, NDB Capital, NDB Investment Banking, NDB Wealth, and NDB Securities has been a catalyst in the development of the nation, strengthening and empowering entrepreneurs, corporates and individuals from all strata of the economy. Customers across all group companies have benefited from the product and service offerings of the NDB Group.

 


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