Projects in Timor-Leste

Community Economic Development

Community Development cuts across several sectors including health, agriculture and community economic development. The Community Development program addresses the most pressing community/household/individual needs: low economic opportunity; food insecurity leading to malnutrition; poor hygiene habits contributing to illness. Volunteers work on a wide range of activities such as:

  • Training and coaching in business skills
  • Project planning, design and management
  • Techniques for community/household gardens
  • Behavior change related to improved nutrition and hand-washing

Volunteers live and work in rural communities assisting women’s groups, youth groups, and community leaders.