Welcome to the Colombo-Friend-in-Need-Society
Established in 1831 under the patronage of Governor Sir Edward Barnes, the Colombo-Friend-in-Need-Society (CFINS) is the oldest charitable organisation in Sri Lanka.
We aim to provide artificial limbs for all individuals who have lost their limbs (both upper and lower) due to landmines, other explosives, road and train accidents, and illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and vascular diseases.
Limbs donated since 1984 through our Jaipur Foot Programme
Help Us Make A Difference
Every donation, every action, no matter how big or small, helps us in our mission to improve the lives of our friends-in-need.
Browse the businesses run by the beneficiaries of our Self-employment Programme and support them in any way you can, either directly (by purchasing their products) or indirectly (by finding them opportunities to sell their products).
These are stories of hope, passion and perseverance; stories of some of the lives we have had the honour of impacting through our self-employment and education grants programmes, which are supported by the MJF Charitable Foundation.