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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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Where we work

Training, mentoring and access to innovative livelihoods’
are turning silent women into inspiring stories of resilience and achievement!

Meet Timor-Leste, one of the newest nations in the world!

Timor-Leste, an island in Southeast Asia, is one of the newest countries in the world. After centuries of Portuguese colonization and over two decades of Indonesian occupation, the country became independent in 2002.

Independence came at a high cost: one third of the population had died from military action, starvation and disease, all infrastructure was destroyed, 75% of the population had been displaced and public administration was in collapse.

The country is being rebuilt from the ashes and, despite many challenges, incredible progress has been achieved. To know more about this pristine and beautiful small country in Southeast Asia, visit Timor-Leste

Where we work

Timor-Leste in numbers
Area: 15,000 km2

Population: 1,245 million (2015)

Youth: 60% of the population below 25 years old

Human Development Index: ranked 147 (of 187) in 2015

Poverty: 41.8% of the population below national poverty line (2014)

Aid: 8 billion US$ spent on aid since 2002

Education: 89% of people in rural areas never went to High School

Imports: 90% of consumed goods are imported