Wasantha Menike prepares tea for her family in their rural home following her shift at the Hela Bojun Hala in the Kundasale suburb of Kandy, Sri Lanka.
Wasantha worked in Saudi Arabia for 10 years as housemaid, providing the sole income for her family. She continues to be the family's sole provider, currently working at the café from 6:30 in the morning until approximately 1:00pm each week day. She has two children, ages 18 and 20.
From my personal project, "Woman" discovering women's empowerment in Sri Lanka created in and around Kandy, Sri Lanka.