Justice Products / Terrace Timor Network
Bringing Hope through Economic Development

TERRACE TIMOR NETWORK

Supporting Long term economic independence in Timor Leste, TTN works on a range of special projects aimed at specifically supporting economic development in remote village areas. We can all be involved in making a difference for these families by buying coffee and handmade greeting cards, or by getting involved as a volunteer.

YOU CAN DONATE TO HELP CONTINUE THE WORK OF TTN AT THIS LINK HERE.


HOW DOES THIS HELP?

TTN has become a central contributor in building sustainable economic development in the 5 village area of Railaco Craic and surrounds with our Justice Products programs - KOLEGA COFFEE and CARDS. By being part of the market for these products, we help break the cycle of poverty in these remote mountain areas.

The TTN card program currently employs 65 women providing income that is making a real difference for their families.

The TTN coffee program has supported over 1,000 farming families with education on pruning practices to improve yields and markets for thier crops. Kolega Coffee is a premium organic single bean coffee roasted by our partner Blue Sky Coffee in Brisbane.

Our coffee has a rich but sweet flavour and is sought after by coffee lovers throughout Australia. Coffee is a crucial component of the overall economy in Timor Leste, and we are working to help farmers in the remotest areas of Timor to build this industry.


The TTN Vanilla program is aimed at supporting coffee farmers by providing additional skill development around growing the companion crop of Vanilla. This is an exciting program that includes learning about other agricultural practices such as composting and mulching.

The TTN trades Training Workshop
is being developed in partnership with Dingo and ConocoPhillips and is providing an central training facility for locals in the Terasu village area to learn tangible and employable building skills in the areas of carpentry, block work, plumbing and metal work.


HOW DID TTN START?


TTN was formed in 2006 by a group of parents whose sons had been involved in the Terrace Year 10 East Timor Immersions of 2004 and 2005. The experience of travelling in Timor Leste, meeting the people and seeing the enormous day to day challenges they faced, had a profound impact not only on them, but also on their families.

Since that time, Programs and projects have been undertaken at the community level in partnership with the men, women and children of rural communities in the mountains beyond Dili. Initiatives are chosen that will make a real difference to the people as they seek to build futures of hope and opportunity for their families. We are committed to supporting the people of Timor Leste on their continuing journey of economic development and long term independence.

TTN works IN PARTNERSHIP WITH COMMUNIDADE EDMUND RICE (CER) CHRISTIAN BROTHERS MINISTRY IN TIMOR LESTE, TTN WORKS TO SUPPORT LONG TERM INDEPENDENCE IN TIMOR LESTE.