Timor-Leste, a small island nation located in Southeast Asia, is one of the poorest countries in the world. More than 50% of its people live in absolute poverty (less than $1/day). Timor-Leste has suffered centuries of violent and repressive occupation, yet its people are full of resilience, optimism, joy, and great potential. It’s recent 10 year anniversary of independence and peaceful democratic elections have demonstrated to the world that Timor-Leste is on the path towards a bright future. And, it’s beautiful landscape, tropical climate, rich history, and glorious people make it a wonderful place to visit!