HOPeS(Homes of Peace and Shelter) is a registered charity in Sri Lanka that was set up in 2003 to provide housing for the poorest of the poor.When the tsunami hit Sri Lanka in December 2004, the trustees decided to extend the work by providing housing for some of those who lost their homes. One of the communities HOPeS became involved with was the fishing village of Payagala.

It became clear that many women in Payagala would struggle to rebuild a livelihood for themselves and their family. In light of this, project “Hearts and Hands” was initiated.

Today Hearts and Hands have women who work regularly in our workshop at Payagala. Marianne and Sue are unpaid volunteers, liasing with customers and secure orders.

You can support our cause by buying our products and keep the women working. We produce cards for all occasions, bags of all shapes and sizes and needs, and we specialise in custom- made wedding cards, cake boxes etc. We are flexible and can work with your ideas, as we have experience in a wide variety of techniques and materials. Ask us about invitations, boxes, bags, table settings and more. Our creative team will produce their best just for you.