Alola Esperansa

alola esperanca

In 2005, in order to support timor-leste weavers, the Alola Foundation began a project called “Alola Esperansa” with the aim of creating a market for handicraft products produced by weavers.

Alola Esperansa and the Alola Foundation as a pioneering organization are part of efforts to improve quality and at the same time promote traditional fabrics woven from Timorese cotton yarn. Through a craft development program carried out by a women’s economic empowerment program, the Alola Foundation tries to develop natural coloring for tais fabric using locally-friendly ingredients. Alola’s team identified local materials based on the experience of the weavers themselves and shared them again through training.

Alola Esperansa now, has a production center and retail store located in Mascarinhas – Dili. The products they produce are superior products for Timor-Leste and marketed overseas. Profits from Alola sales all contribute to Alola program supporting women & children throughout Timor-Leste.

Alola Esperansa shop, a perfect place to find beautiful, quality, hand-made local products for your friends and family! Our shop has a good selection of high quality tais and other woven items for sale. Locally produce and sells items: bags, wallet, shoes, clothings and other various local handicrafts (all materials made from tais) and Timorese coffee


Visit us at Alola Foundation Mascarenhas-Dili from Monday-Friday, 8.30am-5.30pm

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THANK YOU FOR YOUR VISIT

VISIT AND BUY ALOLA ESPERANSA PRODUCT WILL CONTRIBUTE TO SUPPORT THE ALOLA FUNDASAUN PROGRAMS IN SUPPORT OF WOMEN AND CHILDREN THROUGHOUT TIMOR-LESTE.