22cm x 16cm. Made by the women members of Moris Hakmatale (Living Calm) in the Likisa district of Timor-Leste.
Woven Indigo Clutch, Timor-Leste 22cm
Timor-Leste (or East Timor) is the poorest nation in the Asia Pacific region. The main challenges for women in Timor-Leste remain deep poverty and domestic violence. Pathways to income generation and entrepreneurship are critical as a large percentage of Timorese women are sole providers for their family. Cooperatives such as Moris Hakmatale (Living in Calm) are wonderful examples of stong women working generate incomes for themselves and their communities.