Client: Prosperity Index 2018, published by The Legatum Institute.

Producer/Director: Jeremy Riggall

Producer in Sri Lanka: Susitha Fernando & Sumithy

About the film: Vasuki is a Tamil war widow living in Point Pedro, in the north east of Sri Lanka. During the civil war, she lost several members of her family, including her 8 year old daughter. Her husband disappeared during the last great battle and has never been found.
A month before the end of the war, she lost her leg in a shell attack. Today she is focused on living life to the full and ensuring that her son has a good future. She still dreams that her husband will return one day. His body has never been found.

 
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Vasuki’s Story

When she moved out of the internment camps, Vasuki started catering in order to make a living and send her son to school. Despite losing her leg in a shell attack, she now mentors others amputees helping them stay positive and develop coping mechanisms.