To all who have supported ETWA and Koperativa LO’UD over this past year, we extend our heart felt gratitude. It’s been a year of transformation for ETWA as we strive to increase our capacity in providing effective and sustainable support to Koperativa LO’UD and the blossoming ‘handcrafts’ community of Timor-Leste.
ETWA is a small Australian not-for-profit with a big heart for rural women in Timor-Leste. Our partnerships are based on the principles of reciprocity, economic justice and cultural preservation. <a href=”https://plus.google.com/108534910587155985222” rel=”publisher”>Find us on Google+</a> Learn more about who ETWA is: ABOUT ETWA Team PROJECTS PARTNERS
A partnership between ETWA & LO’UD What is Fo-Ba-Malu? A design collaboration project and textile brand A collaborative poverty alleviation partnership Fairly traded, plant dyed, hand-woven textiles, in a unique product range, designed for a contemporary landscape Fo-Ba-Malu means ‘means giving to each other’ in Tetum, Timor-Leste’s national language. This partnership and project embodies this […]
LO’UD is a women’s Cooperative with more than 70 members living in three communities in the Lautem District of Timor-Leste. LO’UD women speak with one voice to end poverty in their communities! ETWA has been working with the women of LO’UD since 2004, when ETWA co-ordinated it’s first ‘Weaving Tour’. Key members of ETWA met […]
Timor-Leste epitomizes newness and timelessness with its’ proud contemporary history and age age-old cultures. The beauty of its landscapes and the resilience of its people will astound, energize, entertain but mostly challenge visitors to this tiny half-island. quick links to find out more Timor Adventures About Timor-Leste About Illiomar This gallery of […]
ETWA’s key partner in Timor-Leste. LO’UD women speak with one voice To end poverty in their communities! ETWA has supported these amazing women since 2007. LO’UD members have remained united in the face of some pretty tough challenges since the first Cooperative was formed in 2008. The principles underpinning LO’UD are based on two cultural […]
Check out our latest report on Global Giving Fair Futures Update October 2014 Dear supporter, This is probably the most exciting news we’ll share with you this year. Over the last 12 months we’ve grappled with the question that every ‘aid’ organisation should ask itself regularly: ‘Is our work supporting strong, sustainable organisations, or is […]
A collection of short films about East Timor. The first films in this collection have been produced by or in collaboration with ETWA. Our motivation behind film production is to share our experience of East Timor with you the audience. Inspired by our incredible experience’s of East Timor, the unique and rich culture, their challenging […]