The LOSA Project in Timor Leste is working with communities to improve their wellbeing and resilience. Lack of access to food and to clean water and sanitation are key challenges facing the people of Timor Leste. One in two children under 5 years of age are stunted because of limited availability to nutritious food. In rural areas only 60% of the population have access to water and only 30% have access to sanitation. The LOSA project is working with farmers to improve their access to clean water and sanitation, and to help them manage their household resources in a sustainable manner.
Many of ADRA’s overseas development projects, like LOSA 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