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Ample self employment opportunities :

The Western Province Health, Indigenous Medicine, Social Welfare and Council Affairs Ministry will direct women seeking foreign employment as domestic servants towards alternative income, said Western Province Social Service Department Director Anusha Gokula Fernando.

She said that self-employment opportunities such as selling beverages made of herbal plants have proved to attract a good market these days.

“A monthly income of about Rs 15,000 could be reached through this kind of self-employment. Most women go to the Middle East as domestic workers for a salary of between Rs 15,000 to Rs 20,000. These women have ample self employment opportunities to gain a sufficient income within the country. What is needed is correct guidance,” she said.

Fernando said the attention has also been paid to select one family from one village to engage in one kind of self-employment enabling a good market for that item to be created.

“The major problem with regard to self-employment is that the whole village starts doing the same production once there is a good market for it. An excess of products that leads to a market failure emerges as a result,” she said.

A number of social problems have reported due to the collapse of family units as a result of mothers leaving the country for foreign employment. Most of these cases could be prevented if this program was carried on successfully, Fernando added. She noted that a proposal to increase the lower income earners boundary line to Rs 6,000 was presented by the Ministry.

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