Easter is a special time in East Timor. Two words to sum it up would be, theatrical and reverent. You can read my experience of a Good Friday church service here. When my Mum came to visit me in Timor, her trip also coincided with Easter, you can read what her experience was like here. Now another Easter has swung around, and if you’re like me, you’re probably thinking about what chocolate eggs you’re going to buy your loved ones.I love chocolate, but do we really need to eat any more?

What if, you could give a gift of a different kind, that had an even sweeter reward than chocolate.

Well you can, Oxfam is currently taking donations to eliminate malnutrition in East Timor. They are also a sponsor of this site, and we couldn’t be happier to advertise their great work on Unofficial East Timor (see below).

Oxfam- help stop hunger in East Timor

“Juandro was dangerously sick because he didn’t have nutritious food to eat. His mum Adriana struggles to feed her children, especially during East Timor’s hungry season, when harvests run out.The hungry season can last up to five months of the year – in Australia we can’t even begin to imagine being unable to feed our children for that long.When food runs out, it’s children under two who run the highest risk of malnutrition. It weakens their immune system and babies and toddlers become very ill. Many just don’t survive.”
Help save children like Juandro. Make sure they have enough food to eat this year.

Note: Donations of $2 or more are tax-deductible. Funds are used to support programs including, but not restricted to, the ones described”.