Trip Planner:   Asia  /  East Timor  /  Dili District  /  Dili  /  Shopping  /  Alola Foundation Center & Shop

Alola Foundation Center & Shop, Dili

(a few reviews on the web)
Gift & Specialty Shop
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.
Create a full Dili itinerary
map

Plan your trip to Dili

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Plans in Dili by other users

12 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM CANADA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 7 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM INDIA August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, romantic ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy 8 days in Dili District BY A USER FROM TIMOR-LESTE May, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: May, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Dili BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, popular PREFERENCES: June ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 59 days in Europe, Africa, Asia & South America BY A USER FROM UNITED KINGDOM June, culture, outdoors, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 22 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 22 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES July, popular PREFERENCES: July ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 22 days in East Timor BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in East Timor & Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 19 days in East Timor & Indonesia BY A USER FROM INDIA June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, culture, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 29 days in Dili BY A USER FROM KAZAKHSTAN August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites, slow & easy, hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, relaxing, beaches, historic sites ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Slow & easy
View more plans
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  more »
Google
  • 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.