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What is permaculture?

Here at Empower Projects, we are CONSTANTLY talking about “permaculture” and whether our approaches to agriculture, community financing, technology or training are being informed by it. But what is it exactly? Why is it so important to us?  Our Founder Shanil Samarakoon is here to explain!

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Unpacking the Ego

It became clear to me upon examination that it (working on social projects) was an escape – a drug of sorts. My intentions on the surface were good…but the internal drivers of this call to action were not entirely altruistic.

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The Pursuit of Purpose

I was 4 years old as I stood with my mother in a crowded public bus  in Kandy, Sri Lanka. I heard the drop of coins across the floor of the bus as an elderly women prepared to pass her bus fare to the conductor who was squeezing through.

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