TTN PROJECTS & PROGRAMS
long term economic independence in Timor Leste, in partnership with Comunidade
Edmund Rice (CER), TTN has developed a range of special projects aimed at
supporting economic development in the remote village areas of Railaco Craic
and surrounds. Our programs are known as “Kolega” which means “Friend” in the
Timorese language Tetum.
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 card program currently
employs 65 women providing income that is making a real
difference for their families.
Partnership with the Edmund Rice Foundation, TTN’s Vanilla program teaches
farmers essential vanilla agricultural practices including pollination,
composting and mulching.