Maria (28) with her son at their home in Louro, Lautem, Timor Leste. After receiving vocational training from Plan Timor-Leste, Maria started a small baking business with four other women and is enjoying earning income for her family (Copyright Plan/Ashlee Betteridge)
I really enjoyed taking shots of Maria and her son in their home in Louro. Maria preferred to do the interview in Indonesian instead of Tetum so I could follow along and suggest questions to my counterpart. She was very welcoming and enthusiastic to talk about the business she now runs. You can read a story about Maria’s business success here.