Timor-Leste Facts

·         Timor-Leste has a population of 1.2 million people.

·         It is one of the poorest countries in the Asia-Pacific region. Over two thirds of Timorese still live on less than US$2 a day.

·         Over half of the population are under 25 years old.

·         One-third of women and 20 per cent of men in Timor-Leste cannot read or write.

·         An estimated 26% of women and 46% of children are malnourished.

·         60% population no access to sanitation facilities (ChildFund areas 35%).

What Do Children Want?

·         Cared for children aged 0-5

·         Quality education for children aged 6-14

·         Leadership, livelihood and lifeskills for youth aged 15-24

·         Empowered families protecting children

·         Access to health care, in their villages

·         Access to healthy, home-grown food

·         Clean water

·         Toilets and bathing facilities