World Vision Timor-Leste

About Us


Timor-Leste is one of the world's poorer nations, although it is slowly climbing up the rankings in the United Nations Human Development Index - from 134 out of 188 countries in 2008 up to 133 in 2015.

Following the 1999 referendum, independence was formally declared in Timor-Leste on 20 May 2002. The United Nations ended its peacekeeping mission in the country on 31 December 2012.

Fast facts about Timor-Leste

ABOUT World Vision

(Haree versaun Tetun iha okos)

Nineteen years working for the people of Timor-Leste

World Vision has been serving the world’s poor for 65 years since it was established in 1950. WV is a Christian, child focused and community based organization. We are dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice.

We serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity or gender.

WV began its first Timor-Leste project in 1995 in Aileu district with support from WV Indonesia. We opened our national office in Dili in September 1999. When the security situation deteriorated in 2006, WVTL provided emergency relief and support for people who fled their homes.

Today we have a range of community-based development programs. We focus on three sectors – health, education and community economic development. Apart from our Dili office, we also have base offices in the districts of Aileu, Baucau, Bobonaro and Covalima.

Our major donors include Australia’s Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, the European Commission, New Zealand’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.

Our strategies and programs

In the financial year 1 Oct 2014 to 30 Sept 2015, WVTL is implementing 19 projects worth around US$7 million. Our aim of improving child well-being is reflected in our mission statement ‘Labarik Saudavel ba Komunidade Forte – Healthy Children for Strong Communities’. Our work in Timor-Leste, which is guided by these strategic aims:

  1.   Increasing gender equity
  2.   Promoting child well-being
  3.   Enhancing community resilience and productivity
  4.   Becoming a strong voice for change, and
  5.   Enhancing supporting engagement.

Versaun Tetun

Tinan sanulu resin sia servisu ba povo Timor-Leste

World Vision servi ona ema kiak sira iha mundu liu ona tinan 65 desde estabelese iha tinan 1950. WV nudar organizasaun Kristaun, fokus ba labarik no baze iha komunidade. Ami dedika atu servisu hamutuk ho labarik, famílias no komunidade sira hodi atinji potensialidade ne’ebe sira iha liu husi resolve kauza pobreza no injustisa.

Ami servi ema hotu, la hare ba relijiaun, raça, etnia ou jéneru.

WV hahu nia projetu iha Timor-Leste iha 1995 iha distritu Aileu ho apoiu husi WV Indonesia. Ami loke ami nia edificiu nasional iha Dili iha Setembru 1999. Wainhira situasaun seguransa sai at liu iha 2006, WVTL fornese ajuda emerjensia no apoiu ema hirak ne’ebe halai husi sira nia uma.

Ohin loron ami iha programa dezenvolvimentu oin-oin ho baze komunidade. Ami foka ba setores tolu – saúde, edukasaun no dezenvolvimentu  ekonómiku komunidade nian. Alem de ne’e ami nia edifisiu iha Dili, ami mos iha edifisiu baze iha distritu Aileu, Baucau, Bobonaro no Covalima.

Ami nia doadores principais sira inklui Departementu Relasaun Exterior no Comerçio Australia, Komisaun Europeia, Ministério Estrangeiros no Comerçio Nova Zelandia, no Ministério Estrangeiros no Comerçio Japaun.

Ami nia stratégia no programas

Iha tinan fiscal ne’e 1 Oct 2014 - 30 Sept 2015, WVTL implementa projetu hamutuk 19 ho orsamentu miliaun $7 USD. Ami nia objetivu atu hasa’e labarik sira nia moris diak mak refleta ona ami nia statementu misaun nian ‘Labarik Saudavel ba Komunidade Forte – Healthy Children for Strong Communities’. Ami nia servisu iha Timor-Leste orienta husi objetivus stratégikus sira:

  1. Hasa’e equidade jéneru
  2. Promove labarik nia moris diak
  3. Hasa’e komunidade nia reseliesia no produktividade
  4. Sai lian ne’ebe forte ba mudansa, no
  5. Reforsa apoiu nain sira nia involvimentu.