ETWA’s Mission

ETWA’s Objective
October 12, 2013
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Photo | Deb Salvagno

To support the well-being and self-sustainability of East Timorese women through socially, culturally, economically and environmentally sustainable community programs, particularly in the handcrafts industry.

We attempt to develop relationships based on reciprocity, so the things we learn from our friends in Timor-Leste are equally as important as the gift of support we bring. From Timorese women, we have opportunities to learn the values of kinship, patience, resourcefulness and living in unanimity with the environment. From us, Timorese women are given opportunities to improve their skills, extend their market reach to improve their access to things they can’t afford, maintain traditional practices and share the riches of their culture.



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