ZF Helps and "Hilfswerk für Menschen in Not e.V." jointly financed the building of seven houses for foster families in Sri Lanka. A widow who had lost her husband in the flood was provided with a new house. In addition to her own children, she takes care of eight to ten orphans.
Following the project launch in September 2006, more than 60 orphaned children have been given a new home. The aid project has now provided housing for 150 children. The only one in the area based on this concept, the orphanage is much appreciated by the people living nearby – particularly since the construction project also brought water and electricity to the community.
Responding to the need for medical services in the region, "ZF Helps" set up a medical center for the people housed by the "Mother-child" project and other villagers. The nearest hospital is nearly 40 miles away. The medical center has two wards with 6 to 8 beds. It provides first aid and the initial medical treatment for accident victims and people with serious illnesses.