2019 WaterAid Timor-Leste

Torquay & District Soroptimist International have sent a donation of £300.00 to WaterAid for their project in Timor-Leste.  Our members’ support means that even more of the world’s poorest people now have access to life-changing clean water, safe sanitation and hygiene.

WaterAid built a gravity flow system in the girls’ village, piping clean water down from higher land.  The community now has toilets and hand-washing stations too, to protect people’s health and dignity.  Life has been transformed and they can look forward to a happier future.

WaterAid Timor-Leste has evolved since establishment during the instability of a newly-formed government and the phasing out of humanitarian aid over the past decade.  Over the previous strategy period we have had a strong focus on building the capacity and confidence of program staff and partner organisations.

Sheila Parissien