In Eastern Sri Lanka, Oxfam and local partner Sarvodaya established 60 village livelihood groups to help hundreds of women start profitable activities. It was through one of these groups that Jeevagolin received training that led her to establish a sucessful sari embroidery business.
Before connecting with Women on Farms Project, Jacoba felt isolated and powerless. The only examples of leadership she’d seen had been brutal white male landowners, and that style wasn’t reflected back when she looked in the mirror. But there are a lot of ways to be powerful. And that’s something that has become clear to Jacoba, who now sits on the board of Women on Farms Project.