The Ahisaun Disability Foundation Timor Leste is providing hope and a future to people with disabilities.
Visit www.ahisaundisabilityfoundation.org for pictures and information.
Most Australians should be aware of the situation in East Timor and if you need an update visit Caritas for a few facts and figures on the current needs and wonderful work on the ground there at the moment. http://www.caritas.org.au/learn/countries/east-timor
I am looking for donations of single bed quilts with light weight wadding, poly or cotton poly. Poverty is a way of life for most people in East Timor and especially difficult if you have a disability. The quilts will be a "big hug" to let them know someone here in our affluent society cares about them and encourages them.
Quilts for East Timor is currently underway and hopes to provide 50 single bed quilts for young disabled people living and studying or gaining work skills at the Ahisaun Disability Foundation. 37 are required for the Dili house and another 13 for a newly opened centre at Hatubilco in the mountains. I am aiming to have these by the southern winter, June 2013.
You may telephone me if you have any questions or better still email firstname.lastname@example.org
Abilio in his wheelchair. Ordinary wheelchairs are no good in Dili because the roads are very rough. They make these out of old bicycles.