Timor-Leste

Hunger and poverty don’t stop at national borders. Neither does our Timor Zero Hunger program.

Our team has worked in West Timor, which is part of Indonesia, for years. We help families as they diversify their diets, access clean water, protect their health, earn more income and expand small businesses. Today, that same work is happening across the border in Timor-Leste.

The communities we work with are several hours outside the capital of Dili and face a lot of challenges. In this area, the soil is quite poor, drought is a challenge and water and healthcare services are limited. All families face hunger or malnutrition. That’s why families in the Timor Zero Hunger program are raising chickens and expanding their gardens. They are accessing clean water and using it to raise their standard of living.

As the program's name suggests, our goal is zero hunger. Together, we can make this a reality for more of our neighbors.