In this blog post we introduce the July 2022 tracking survey results of Gojo's Sri Lanka Financial Diaries project. Read the full report in PDF here and our June 2022 report here.
Overall, there was an improvement in access to food and healthcare, but people are still experiencing continuous income decrease and are tapping into different sources of funds to cope with this situation.
- Majority of the diarists feel high levels of stress
- 69.4% have difficulties in accessing food - an improvement from June’s 86%
- 69.4% claim that their income decreased and more people (31.6%) had to source funds compared to June (27%)
- Food spending ratio in households continues to increase
Have you had difficulties in accessing food during the last week?
Is there change in income you / your partner earned in the last 2 weeks compared to a month ago?
Can you tell us whether you experienced any instance where you had to source funds in the last 2 weeks?
On a scale of 1-10 where 1 = Not stressed at all and 10 = Very stressed, how stressed are you in the past two weeks financially?
Did you face any of the below situations in the last 2 weeks? (Food)
Food spending ratio in households (Dec '21-May '22)
Did you face any of the below situations in the last 2 weeks? (Health)
Is there change in income you / your partner earned in last 2 week compared to month ago?
Can you tell us whether you experienced any instance where you had to source fund from a financial institution or from a friend / neighbor in last 2 weeks?
What at this right moment, is the worst aspect of the crisis for you and your family?
Inflow and outflow of households (Dec ‘21-May ‘22)
- The spike in April is due to the New Year, which inevitably demands an increase in income
- The financial inflow also increased in April to meet the spendings
- Inflation has led to an overall trend of increased expenditure
- To support each other's finances, financial outflow (lendings and repayments) also increased