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EMPREZA DIAK is a Timorese organisation that works to end poverty in Timor-Leste. We economically empower people creating new livelihood opportunities, providing innovative training and starting small businesses to build better futures. Since 2011 we reached 5,000 women and men in 10 municipalities across the country and we want to impact at least 2,000 more lives every year!
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Sentro Ataúro Di’ak

“Sentro Ataúro Di’ak sells an excellent range of crafts including wood carvings, weaving, metal items and clay pots.  These items are made by artisans in some of the more remote towns and villages on Ataúro.” Read the original article...

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Volunteer Services Abroad

“Empreza Di’ak works throughout Timor-Leste to alleviate poverty and help vulnerable women. They have increased incomes in remote communities, helped villages support their own small businesses and empowered women escaping domestic violence with vital skills and resources.” Read the original article...

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BBC – The young entrepreneurs helping to rebuild East Timor

“Filipe Alfaiate who runs Empreza Di'ak, an organisation that has spent the past five years trying to encourage entrepreneurship as a form of social change, says that East Timor has struggled to develop a market economy of its own because decades of turmoil have made people risk averse."People have been through a lot. They prefer what they know - a steady job and fixed payment," he says. But he says he is now seeing a change in attitudes toward entrepreneurship, especially among young people.” Read the original article...

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Combater a pobreza um negócio de cada vez – Jornal Público

“A distância entre Londres e Díli é muito grande, maior do que as longas horas em aviões e escalas a que a viagem obriga. Ariana Simões de Almeida e Filipe Alfaiate fizeram a viagem e habituaram-se à distância. Afinal, Timor foi onde perceberam que mudar o mundo não é assim tão complicado, a "mudar vidas, um dia de cada vez". Read the original article...

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José Ramos-Horta on his Official website

“Today, I bring you a very touching story/project. The story of Sanan Rai. A story from an island that overlooks our capital Díli, where 8,000 people live and old customs are slowly dying: Ataúro. For almost four years now, Empreza Di’ak, a NGO that thrives in the search for sustainable income for villages throughout Timor-Leste found that resources in Atauro are seasonal and limited, specially the fish (see their Ikan Di’ak – Good Fish- Project). After thorough research, one remote village was identified as the former ceramics center of the island, well known for its traditional clay pots – Sanan Rai.” Read the original article...

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Congratulations to Empreza Diak

Volunteer Service Abroad congratulates our partner Empreza Di’ak, who have been awarded the prestigious Sérgio Vieira de Mello Human Rights Award by His Excellency the President of Timor-Leste, Taur Matan Ruak. Empreza Di’ak works throughout Timor-Leste to alleviate poverty and help vulnerable women. After being founded by Ariana Almeida and Filipe Alfaiate just four years ago, they have increased incomes in remote communities, helped villages support their own small businesses and empowered women escaping domestic violence with vital skills and resources. Read the original article...

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Timor-Leste reconhece trabalho de casal português contra a pobreza – Sapo TL

Fundadores da organização não-governamental Empresa Di'ak, em 2010, Ariana Simões de Almeida e Filipe Alfaiate estão entre os vencedores do prémio Direito Humanos Sérgio Vieira de Mello, que ontem receberam das mãos do Presidente Taur Matan Ruak. "É um enorme orgulho receber este prémio [no valor de 10 mil dólares] e ver reconhecido o trabalho que toda a equipa da Empresa Di'ak tem feito pelo desenvolvimento de Timor-Leste", afirmou Filipe Alfaiate, cofundador da organização juntamente com a sua mulher, Ariana Simões de Almeida. Read the original article...

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Portugueses distinguidos em Timor-Leste por trabalho contra a pobreza – TVI

Os portugueses Ariana e Filipe chegaram a Timor-Leste em 2009 para trabalhar para o governo timorense e uma organização de apoio ao desenvolvimento, mas é pela luta contra a pobreza que foram reconhecidos, esta quarta-feira, publicamente pelo país. Fundadores da organização não-governamental Empresa Di'ak, em 2010, Ariana Simões de Almeida e Filipe Alfaiate estão entre os vencedores do prémio Direito Humanos Sérgio Vieira de Mello, que hoje receberam das mãos do Presidente timorense, Taur Matan Ruak. Read the original article...

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