Maria Imaculada Guterres

Dear Donors, Partners and Friends,


The Year 2022 has been a special year for Fundasaun Alola as, besides celebrating our 21st anniversary, the foundation has reaffirmed its existence by renewing its Statutes to stand as a strong organization promoting women and children’s rights. In order to enhance our mission to better serve women and children, over the course of the year, we have improved our organizational capacity by developing new policies and establishing a new department of Monitoring & Evaluation as well as Procurement. The objectives of these new policies and services is to support and guide the organization towards better governance and to improve its program implementation in the field.     


To guarantee the effectiveness and quality of the comprehensive programs in responding to the needs of women and children as our target beneficiaries and center of the program implementation, during the year of 2022 the foundation has established a consultative council with an important mission of providing support and advice directly on the organization’s strategic plan as well as the development of its programs as set forth in the new Statutes.


In 2022, we remained dedicated to the task of promoting the wellbeing of women and children in Timor-Leste, delivering programs in adherence to the organisation’s strategic plan for Maternal and Child Health, Education, Economic Empowerment and Advocacy. Therefore, I’m delighted to share with you Fundasaun Alola’s 2022 Annual report of which will provide you with a snapshot of some of our successes during the past year.   


The achievements of 2022 are the result of Alola’s strong team work, management and as the contributions of board members, all of whom work as a solid and collaborative team.


Finally, we recognize that this progress would of course not have been possible without the support of our donors, partners and friends, including the Alola Australia team that continue to support our work. I wish to take this opportunity to express my deepest appreciation and gratitude for your support and collaboration over the past year.


We have great confidence that you will all join with us and remain partners as we continue to move forward to realise our motto: “Strong Women, Strong Nation” to become a reality for Timor-Leste’s women and children.


“Together we are strong – Strong Women, Strong Nation”


Your sincerely,


Maria Guterres

Chief Executive Officer Fundasaun Alola