Karunawathi's flexible working hours alleviate the strain of juggling work and personal commitments.
38 year old Karunawathi is married with three children and lives with her bed-ridden 84 year old mother.
My employers are good, they let me come home from work to attend to my mother's needs.
Her husband is trained as a mason but like so many other Sri Lankans, cannot get enough regular work for the couple to rely on his income alone.
It means that the burden of supporting the family financially day to day falls on Karunawathi and the comfort of guaranteed regular work cannot be overestimated.
"My employment is very close, I can walk to work easily. If I didn't have this work then I would have to catch a bus for work but I cannot travel because I have to look after my mother and children."
She said "If my employer has continual work I can finish my house bit by bit."
"I'm not asking you for charity, I will finish building my house myself but please keep giving my employers orders."
When you buy from Lanka Kade, you directly support Sri Lankan producers that employ Karunawathi, Sunil and 200 other people. Your purchase really does make a difference.
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