Who We Are
We are a social enterprise working with smallholder dairy farmers and vulnerable communities in the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces to uplift their livelihoods and quality of life
Lives transformed to fullness
“Refreshed and Restored”
Yugashakthi (Guarantee) Limited, (YGL), was formally incorporated in 2014, but our story goes back to the year 2009. Mrs. Selina Prem Kumar, our Chief Executive Officer, was working with children, women and men including survivors of the conflict as a development worker. She witnessed the challenges of smallholder dairy farmers, loss and trauma of families affected by the conflict.
It was this experience that inspired her to work towards ensuring that people are cared for and provided with the necessary means to rebuild and transform their lives, paving the way for a future filled with love, peace and justice.
Our work currently focuses in the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces in Sri Lanka.
We will expand our work to other Provinces in the future.
What we do
We firmly believe in providing traditional, nutritious and refreshing products to our consumers. We share 48% of the profits we generate to serve the communities by empowering, educating, advocating and providing livelihoods resulting in transformed lives.
Why we serve
Everyone deserves an opportunity to live a loved, free and fair life, filled with joy and prosperity. Our passion is enabling people to achieve this.
We believe that the dignity of every man, woman and child must be protected and preserved. The communities living in the Northern, North Central and Eastern Provinces despite the end of the conflict, face many challenges from post-conflict trauma, socioeconomic hardships, lack of social safety nets, adverse weather, lack of opportunities and education facilities.
While there were many INGOs and NGOs contributing aid to rebuilding and development activities in the regions, dependence on a solely donor funding model is not feasible in the long-term. We have worked with thousands of people who require long-term assistance.
A social enterprise can leverage resources and by sharing a portion of its profit, provide sustainable solutions to reduce dependency. The more we grow our brands, the more we can invest in the advancement of communities.
Yugashakthi is built on the foundation of equality and equity for everyone. It is the right of all human beings to live a life with dignity, love, peace and justice.
I have witnessed the challenges and suffering of vulnerable children, women and men under various circumstances. Yet, I have also seen the hope they hold for a better life.
It was then that I wanted to establish a social enterprise to help the vulnerable and challenged children, women and men. However, this would not have been a reality without the support from the Govt. of New Zealand, Tear Fund New Zealand, World Concern and other individuals who believed in us and I thank them whole heartedly.
Yugashakthi guides those who need to achieve self-sufficiency and provides a platform to grow and thrive.
We are committed to give high quality and nutritious products, promoting a healthy lifestyle to our consumers.
In this journey, we have a unique opportunity to focus on connecting our consumers and donors to the cause for which Yugashakthi was birthed.
I believe that through love and respect for one another, we light up a way to refresh and restore.