UV Village is nestled within the district of Galle. Paddy farming, tea plucking, and labor jobs are their main source of income. Individuals have an average income of $1.50 - $2.00 per day. This is hardly sufficient to provide three proper meals a day for each individual. Parents find it extremely difficult to provide schooling supplies for their children as they are low-income earners. The closest school to UV Village is over 4 miles away. With no transportation facilities available, it takes many hours to go and come from school to the village. Many children have the ability to be successful, as they are bright and hard-working.
The people of UV Village care deeply for the generations to come. Making education a priority, the other factors of Transformational Community Development are surfacing as equally important needs.
Transformational Community Development (TCD) - This process helps villagers find their own solutions to the five areas keeping them in extreme poverty - clean, accessible water; a renewable, nutritious food source; education for children; wellness habits and regional health concerns; and income generation for families.