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
Sep 21, 2017

Turning Traditions into Livelihoods

Women weavers' training on product development
Women weavers' training on product development

Our first crowdfunding campaign was a success and thanks to YOU we are now actively supporting 150 rural artisans in the remote island of Atauro in Timor-Leste to build a new livelihood.

As you can see in the photos attached we have bought 3 sewing machines (for groups of over 10 women); supported 2 months of work of our amazing focal points; intensified the product development trainings and guaranteed 3 months of access to market support to our 150 artisans.

The next step is to start building the kiln (oven) for pottery, so stay tuned, as we will bring you more stories and videos of the work you are helping us do!

This project is part of the innovative Turning Traditions into Livelihoods initiative that Empreza Diak has been implementing since 2014. “We work with over 300 women and men across 8 of Timor-Leste’s 13 municipalities to improve the quality, variety and access to market of cultural goods, creating opportunities to generate income and build a livelihood using their culture, identity and experience” explained Maria Amado, ED’s Program Manager during a training in the island of Atauro. 

“85 people from all over the world already donated over $6,200 for tools, training, and support to these amazing artisans! The donations go directly to the communities and feedback we are getting is really amazing” shared Filipe, ED’s co-Founder, who recently graduated from Harvard university and is currently following this project campaign from the USA. 

You can follow the project on Facebook and if you are in Timor-Leste, visit our local products’ shops in Dili and Atauro (click links for map and details), buy unique handicrafts and learn more about our beautiful country and these extraordinary artisans! 

New sewing machines in Atauro
New sewing machines in Atauro
Tomas, the focal point for Makadade artisans!
Tomas, the focal point for Makadade artisans!
Product development training in the making!
Product development training in the making!
No road... so team walks to meet the artisans!
No road... so team walks to meet the artisans!
Selfie@Arlo with community, team and volunteer
Selfie@Arlo with community, team and volunteer

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Empreza Diak

Location: Dili - East Timor
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Twitter: @emprezadiak
Project Leader:
Filipe Alfaiate
Dili, East Timor
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