New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor

by Empreza Diak
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor
New Livelihoods for 150 Artisans in East-Timor

Summary

Rural communities (70% of the population) are trapped in poverty. Empreza Diak to help in reviving traditional carving, weaving and pottery and turning them into income generation activities, contributing to the country's inclusive development. Your donation funds: tools product development mentoring and access to market to 150 rural artisans (75% women) East-Timor is a post-conflict democracy, rebuilding since 2002 after centuries of colonization and violent occupation.

$13,000
total goal
$3,401
remaining
109
donors
1
monthly donor
4
years

Challenge

To promote opportunities to part of the 70% of the Timorese living in rural areas and outside of the market economy, with limited access to basic education and infrastructures. To create opportunities for rural communities, in particular for women, in order to generate income and thus reduce the incidence of poverty and inequality in East-Timor.

Solution

SOLUTION This project is part of our "Turning Traditions into Livelihoods" program - an initiative that gives Timorese rural communities a chance to generate income and build a better livelihood. Your support helps: to prevent traditions from dying the design of new products to ensure their quality to help collectives start and grow, to provide management skills and to help rural artisans access the market, moving away from extreme poverty to live brighter more dignified futures.

Long-Term Impact

Giving these 150 artisans this structured support and opportunity will help them to improve their livelihoods and impact more than 1000 people's lives, what in an island of 9300 people is almost 10% of the population. The growth in traditional arts and craft enables the preservation and development of local culture, the goods can be exported and become a source of income and foreign exchange. Preserving local traditions can have long lasting effect on national identity.

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Organization Information

Empreza Diak

Location: Dili - East Timor
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Twitter: @emprezadiak
Project Leader:
Filipe Alfaiate
Dili, East Timor
$9,599 raised of $13,000 goal
 
155 donations
$3,401 to go
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