Since 2000, RDM has operated an essential minibus service for members of the rural community.
The RDM minibus (above, left) has been a lifeline to people on very low incomes.
It has helped people get to vital appointments and special occasions that they would otherwise be unable to access, including:
- Elderly people who need medical care in hard-to-reach hospitals
- Children from the local orphanage to enjoy a special day out
- Family members for travel together to the airport, to say goodbye to husbands and fathers who will be working abroad for 3-5 years before they return home
Due to new government regulations, the 22 year-old RDM minibus can no longer be used.
This is a severe loss to the people who rely on it, since other affordable transport options are not available.
Can you help?
RDM is now fundraising for a new vehicle (above, right): a 12 seater minibus at the cost of RS 25,00000 (£25,000).
This is an enormous amount of money for a poor community which remains severely challenged by the economic effects of Covid.
Please visit our giving page to make a donation.
For further details please contact the founder of RDM, Dr Israel Selvanayagam.