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Supporting 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.

Our programs:

Kolega Coffee

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.

Kolega Cards

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

Kolega Vanilla

In Partnership with the Edmund Rice Foundation, TTN’s Vanilla program teaches farmers essential vanilla agricultural practices including pollination, composting and mulching.