My name’s Nipuni or Nip for short. I received a scholarship this year to grow GG’s Flowers, a social enterprise florist and gift hamper business I founded. We provide meaningful employment for people with special needs.
Let me tell you how this opportunity has not only helped me, my sister AND some of the country’s most vulnerable people.
My younger sister, Gayana, who was born with Down Syndrome, is the inspiration behind the business. Like many with this condition, Gayana struggles to communicate. This limits the type of work she’s able to do. When she turned 18, it became obvious that she might have to rely on welfare to survive.
"I couldn't bear the thought of my sister, who drank the same water, ate the same food and slept under the same roof as me live so close to the poverty line."
This Christmas, the Foundation needs to raise money to provide 10 scholarships in 2018. They're still have a long way from their target. I urge you to make a tax deductible donation.