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I survive by working as a seamstress

I lost my mother in the war. I am supposed to be a Samurdhi beneficiary, and receive a house under the Divi Neguma scheme, but I still haven’t received anything. Life is very difficult. I survive by working as a seamstress. My father catches fish for us to eat. In fact, most of what we eat is from our own house – we grow coconuts too. If I die, there will be no one to look after the children.

People say things when I go for meetings with the local NGO. I don’t care. I need their support.

My husband has a house. He has lands. If he will promise to support us, I will grant him a divorce."

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