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Alola Foundation Center & Shop, Dili

(3.3/5 based on a few reviews on the web)
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. Alola Foundation Center & Shop is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Dili Edition.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • The context here is important but even without it this retail outlet is worth a visit. Lovely, well priced local artifacts make Alola a special place. The warm greeting and big smiles make it somethin...  more »
  • This is a show-and-tell of successful recovery and rehabilitation from past attacks. The revenue from the sale will not be sufficient for long term sustainable livelihood. Beyond tais, bags, handicraf...  more »
  • A friend took us here. Was great place to see tais of different types and combinations. Go I. Have a look and buy something. Is for a great cause 
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  • Wonderful place and wonderful people doing fantastic work
  • Loved the beautiful, affordable woven crafts. Especially loved the shoulder bags and satchel - both beautiful and strongly made.