I’m organizing a fundraiser to address the growing food insecurity issues in Sri Lanka as a result of the deepening economic crisis. Even USD $1 will make a big impact!
UPDATE: April 27, 2022 1:56pm Colombo
THE FUNDRAISER IS NOW CLOSED! I’ve received a total of Rs. 876,600 in donations which comes out to be around 1,950+ meals for the hungry! The full amount was disbursed to the non-profits, Greater Giving Sri Lanka & Ghedora Connects, equally on April 27, 2022.
Sri Lanka, the island nation that I have called home for almost 20 years, is going through its biggest economic crisis since gaining independence leading to more and more Sri Lankans inching toward the poverty line and falling victim to food insecurity.
In aid of my local community, I’m pleased to be organizing a fundraiser to benefit Greater Giving Sri Lanka (Instagram | Facebook) and Ghedora Connects (Instagram), two local charities working towards combating food insecurity. I’ve been in touch with both organizations and they are keen to receive monetary donations to support their ongoing work.
I will personally be donating USD $100 and would suggest a donation of USD $10 (or more!) using one of the methods below. Please mention ‘Sri Lanka donation’ in the description/comments so I can identify it easier. I will provide updates of the fundraiser on this page in addition to updates on my Instagram page. Thank you 🙏🏼
Ways to donate:
- Sri Lanka Bank Transfer
- USA ACH Bank Transfer
- Major Credit/Debit Cards
- Wise (formerly Transferwise)
- Cash App
Sri Lanka Bank Transfer
Account Owner: Nico Atienza
Bank: Standard Chartered Sri Lanka
Branch: One Galle Face (or ‘Main Branch’)
Account Number: 18501184301
USA ACH Bank Transfer
Major Credit/Debit Cards (via Stripe)
Click on ‘other payment option’ below if the credit card form doesn’t appear automatically.
Wise (formerly Transferwise)
Please send me an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the amount you would like to donate and I will send you a “Request for payment” link from Wise.
Name: Nico Marlon Atienza
Account ending in *3129