The Alola Foundation in Timor-Leste.
Young boys after stuffing themselves with rice and meat at a Mother Support Group session where breast feeding mothers with 4 months plus babies learn about food supplements.The boys only ever get rice, never meat and hardly ever vegetables and the food demonstration held by Alola is a welcome chance to get some real food. Infant mortality rates are very high in Timor-Leste and one of the reasons for that is poor nutrition. Alola advocate breast feeding till at least two years old and teach women about nutritious supplements such as boiled and mashed rice w vegetables and eggs. Fundasaun Alola is a not for profit non government organization operating in Timor Leste to improve the lives of women and children. Founded in 2001 by the then First Lady, Ms Kirsty Sword Gusmao, the organization seeks to nurture women leaders and advocate for the rights of women.