“I am so happy that we had an opportunity to visited Soe and see Timor Zero Hunger activities and impact in communities,” is how Timor-Leste Program Manager Odete Peloy began her report on the Timor-Leste team’s trip to West Timor. Then she continued, “After a briefing from the project team on the first day, we went straight to the field and, during the next four days, we visited many villages, where we met with farmers, members of a Water Users Committee, some health center staff and village health post volunteers – just to name a few.
Thanks to our CWS colleagues in Soe, we learned about the many aspects of Timor Zero Hunger: horticulture, water and sanitation and health and nutrition education.” Further, “The communities were very welcoming, and the fact that we all speak Indonesian really made communication easy.” Concluding her reflection, Odete noted, “The visit was a great opportunity to hear about lessons already learned by our Indonesian colleagues as we prepare to start T0H in Timor-Leste. The initiative will contribute to better nutrition and health in my country, where so many people suffer from malnutrition and hunger. We have learned a lot and I feel we are ready to start now in Timor-Leste.”
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