Selvamani

The little orphan Selvamani finds a Father.

A young girl promises God to help the poor: her name is Selvamani and she is an orphan. But now he has Father Charles thinking about his future.

 

Recently released from the orphanage, she says she has promised God that the first money earned from the production of hosts from the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation will use them to help the poor .

 

But Father Charles, as for the other girls, puts them on a bank passbook to constitute a small dowry otherwise, due to the Sinhalese tradition, they will not be able to get married.

Nirmala

Nirmala is saved from exploitation and learns a trade.

There are life-changing encounters. Nirmala regains dignity through the host laboratory of the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation.

 

Nirmala is a 20-year-old young woman of Tamil origin who has lived on tea plantations , where, even though slavery officially no longer exists, the corporal , the lack of schools and endemic poverty remain.

 

On the plantations we work all day for a few rupees.

 

Nirmala's parents are illiterate, her father, like almost all men, squanders alcohol wages , without taking care of the family's well-being. So in order to buy something to eat, the mother must also go to work where she is accompanied by Nirmala.

 

In the last year, a turning point was the meeting with Sister Matilda and Father Charles , who carry out various educational activities in the area, in particular projects on the right to school and professional training to avoid the perpetuation of the exploitation of the people involved in the collection. some tea.


The host laboratory was the occasion to remove Nirmala from the negative and poor prospect spiral, offering the opportunity to learn a trade .

Dinali

Dinali after losing everything finds a reason for living.

The tsunami ripped the whole family out of her. After many years Dinali finds a reason for living through work in the host production laboratory of the Casa dello Spirito e delle Arti Foundation.

 

Dinali was widowed after the tsunami waves in 2004 completely destroyed her home by the sea, killing her husband and 3 children . Welcomed by Father Charles at the parish of Weligama, she lived by helping in the cleaning of the church and in the kitchen of the orphanage.

 

Today being able to have a job of her own makes her smile again .