Meant for East Timor: lessons from my youth

I didn’t know it at the time, but it turns out I’ve been preparing for my life in Timor Leste since I was a young boy. I chose two particularly frustrating pursuits as my childhood hobbies and it’s finally paying off.

Local Catch

One of those was fishing. I was mad about fishing: from staring at nautical charts of the coastline, looking up different fish species, learning different ways to rig up my line, and of course spending countless hours out on the water… yep, I loved nothing more than fruitlessly hurling thawed seafood into the ocean.

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Help us do even more

Even though healthcare in Timor-Leste has improved, there is still so much more to do.  

A small amount of money goes a long way with the per person health budget less than US$100 per year. 


Covers the cost of petrol for a month so a healthcare worker can provide home visits around Dili.

$58 p/month

in 12 months

Covers the cost of running a nutrition referral project in one community healthcare centre.

$650 p/month

Covers the full cost to employ a nurse who can help deliver our programs.