Building a legacy

Jayalakshmi’s elderly mother and son have got reason to smile

Nuwara Eliya is often called a garden city. But amidst its lush tea-clad hills, plush hotels and flower-filled gardens are many pockets of poor housing, where large families live in deplorable conditions. Many of these homes are makeshift shacks, made of tin sheets or cheap planks, protected by plastic sheets. When it rains, water pours in from all sides and the inhabitants have little protection.


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