The Alola Foundation in Timor-Leste.
Olandina with her.baby Rovinhio.5 moths old. She has so far been doing exclusive breast feeding..Food is prepared for a Mother Support Group session where breast feeding mothers with 4 months plus babies learn about food supplements. 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.