- Timor-Leste, Timor-Leste
- January 2020
- Important progress in Timor-Leste potable water project
- Tapping Mountain Water Springs for Timor-Leste Communities See all Project Updates
Timor-Leste is one of the world’s newest countries, founded in 2002 after years of unrest. 30% of people living in Timor-Leste can’t access clean drinking water, with women and children often bearing the burden of collecting water for their household. WaterAid is working in many communities across Timor-Leste to improve access to not only water but sanitation and hygiene. Their Reece Grant will fund the use of existing mountain springs to provide clean drinking water, installing gravity-fed systems, tanks and public tap stands.
Better access to safe drinking water means less disease, more time in school for kids, and more resilient and empowered communities.
WaterAid is a water and hygiene charity which started in 2004 in Australia, and now has teams working in over 30 countries. They believe in not only funding short-term solutions, but letting the local communities take responsibility and ownership of their fresh water and sanitation supply.