Sri Lanka


Lanka Jathika Sarvodaya

The organization began in 1958 with the goal of promoting harmony among the carious ethnic groups in Sri Lanka by sponsoring community development projects and training youth in non-violent and conflict resolution skills.  Today, Sarvodaya is the largest non-governmental organization in the country and is involved in agriculture, family planning, education, health care, ecology, income generation and disaster relief in over 15,000 villages and neighborhoods.  Proceeds from sales of handicrafts help fund it's community development projects. 


Mr. Ellie Pooh

Mr. Ellie Pooh is a new eco-friendly innovative company that sells 100% handmade journals, stationary, crafts, scrapbook/photo albums and various grades of paper made of 75% Sri Lankan elephant dung and 25% post-consumer paper.  Most products are made from dung from elephant orphanages.  Mr. Ellie Pooh artisans do not use toxic chemicals in their paper making process.  Only Natural vegetative binding agents, along with water-soluble salt dyes for coloring are used.  As no alkaline or acid solutions are introduced during manufacturing, the handmade papers are of ideal pH value for photography preservation.