Timor-Leste

CARE’s work in Timor-Leste

Timor-Leste became an independent country in 2002 and CARE has worked in the territory since 1994. We focus on food security, education, children’s rights, health and nutrition, and income generation. Women’s participation and gender equality are integral to all our work. We work with communities so they are prepared for disasters and support local government to build capacity and reduce vulnerability. Our community road-building project creates jobs and gives people in remote areas access to markets. We provide training for healthcare staff and volunteers, conduct regular growth monitoring in remote areas and distribute supplementary food to malnourished children.

CARE's reach

We work in 79 developing countries, saving lives in emergencies and finding long-term solutions to poverty for millions of people every year.

About CARE

Founded in 1945 to send 'CARE packages' to people recovering from war, we have been fighting poverty in the world’s poorest countries for 70 years.

Our mission

We empower women and girls to fulfil their potential – because when one woman is helped out of poverty, she brings her family and community with her.

Your support

Your support is what makes our poverty-fighting work possible. You can trust us to spend our funds wisely and effectively to help people in need.

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