The HAHAN project will support the development of marketable food production for farming households in four villages in the Viqueque district. HAHAN means ‘food’ in Tetun. Farmers will gain knowledge, skills, and assets to support vegetable and/or chicken production to increase household food security and providing livelihood opportunities. Timor-Leste has one of the highest rates of stunting in the world with alarming rates of malnutrition in children under- 5. HAHAN will address several important causes of under-nutrition in Timor-Leste, primarily increasing food available for consumption, diet diversity, and access to water and sanitation. These issues will be addressed by three primary activities of kitchen gardens, improved chicken production, and sanitary interventions.
Many of ADRA’s overseas development projects, like HAHAN in Timor Leste, can access government funding if ADRA can raise the required matched funds.
50% of children in Timor Leste are stunted due to poor nutrition
54% of people live without adequate sanitation
3 out of 4 workers rely on agriculture for income