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Alola Foundation Center & Shop, Dili

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At Alola Foundation Center & Shop, shop for handmade accessories and souvenirs while supporting the empowerment of local women and the Timorese culture. The center sells handbags, purses, pillows, computers bags, woven baskets, carvings, postcards, all made by local women in traditional ways. Feel free to roam around and talk to employees, and be sure to make your way to the back of the shop to see the small manufacturing area and the process of weaving. With each purchase, you help the foundation to promote sustainable growth, bolster women's rights, and nurture local culture. Use our Dili trip maker to visit Alola Foundation Center & Shop on your trip to Dili, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • Alola is a reputable womens organisation. Do visit their shop with Tais products. They have beautiful Tais handbags. All products are made by women groups around the country. 
    Alola is a reputable womens organisation. Do visit their shop with Tais products. They have beautiful Tais handbags. All products are made by women groups around the country.  more »
  • Easy to find and worth the visit. We walked their from our hotel and the air conditioned comfort was very welcome. The Foundation has a good range of local crafts and other produce that are of a... 
    Easy to find and worth the visit. We walked their from our hotel and the air conditioned comfort was very welcome. The Foundation has a good range of local crafts and other produce that are of a...  more »
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  • ALOLA ESPERANSA PROVIDE A MARKET FOR LOCAL WEAVERS GROUPS AND PROVIDE NEW HOPE FOR THEM TO PRODUCE HIGH QUALITY PRODUCTS. In 2005, Alola Foundation established Alola Esperansa project with goal to support the program of Alola Foundation especially the Economic Development program to assist Timorense weavers develop small industry and improve the status of women by purchasing their textiles. The industry’s aim is to provide an outlet for weavers to sell their traditional textiles “tais” and also provide employment especially for women. Alola Esperansa has two sections, retail and production. On retail section, Alola Esperansa operates one outlet in Dili at the Alola Foundation building. This outlet provide different kind of quality hand woven Tais Textiles from across Timor-Leste, Virgin Coconut oil, Pottery, Baskets,, Baby Bag, Tote Bag, Cushion Cover, Tais jewelry pouch, Passport Folder, wallet, book marks, Scarf, clothing, water bottle holder, candle & lamp shade, woven basket, pencil case, postcard, kaibauk, jewelry, traditional house, Timorese coffee, etc. On this outlet, customers can order special design for tais products. #alola #tais #Timorleste #alolafair #dili #art #handicraft #timor #esperansa #easttimor #weavers #textiles #alolaesperansa #timorense #clothtimor
  • Alola is a reputable womens organisation. Do visit their shop with Tais products. They have beautiful Tais handbags. All products are made by women groups around the country.

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