Dilmah, through the MJF Charitable Foundation, supports entrepreneurs keen in uplifting themselves, hiring employees and giving back to their communities. This is one of hundreds of success stories on work accomplished by the foundation with profits from Dilmah. When you enjoy a cup of Dilmah tea, smile a little more, because you are also supporting and improving lives. Thank you!
Most beneficiaries are starting a business which helps them support their family and even extended family. The foundation monitors and encourages beneficiaries to expand the same business and hire and use raw materials from within the area as a wholistic approach to not just support an individual but also for the community to benefit too.
As a child, Udayarathne overcame horrific burns and alienation from the community by starting his own bicycle repair business and eventually earning enough to build his own home and take care of this parents.