There is so much to be done and we desperately need to reduce malnutrition rates

Abertina Belo Nutrition Coordinator and the Community Health Centre, Becora On first meeting Mana* Bety, seems a shy and quiet woman, but you can feel an inner strength. Here is her story. Forty-nine years ago,  in the sleepy suku (village) of Kilikai at the base of Mount Matebian  (Baucau Municipality) , Abertina Belo entered the […]

Nutrition Program – 2021 & beyond – How you could help

Nutrition Program – 2021 and beyond An important program still in its early development stages. A major opportunity to address very significant needs of vulnerable Timorese people. Timor-Leste is the most undernourished country in Asia and was recently listed as the second ‘hungriest’ nation in the world on the Global Hunger Index. The key problems […]

Nutrition or lack there of – What is the problem and how you might help

What is the problem? East Timor is the most undernourished country in Asia and was recently listed as the second ‘hungriest’ nation in the world on the Global Hunger Index.   The Demographic Health Survey (2016) reported rates of stunting (failure to reach expected height) at 46% among children under five, and wasting (dangerously underweight) […]

What does the fastest woman (& volunteer) in Timor have to say…

Hear what one of our long term volunteers, Jess Harries – public health nurse and fastest woman in Timor! – has to say about the pride she has for our Maluk, and the big year we’ve had in 2019. There are many achievements to celebrate, but the thing that made me the happiest when looking […]

True spirit of volunteerism

A volunteer is someone who is compassionate, kind, idealistic and more than anything, selfless – someone who puts the needs of others before one’s own, someone who would not think twice about sharing what they have. The WA CWA (Country Woman Association) working party has hit Timor Leste in full force. These 50 – 83 […]