Without incomes from oil and gas, Timor-Leste is one of the least developed countries in the world. Two-thirds of the population has no access to electricity. And also the education sector is deficient: Though the number of students is rising considerably the alphabetization rate of the over 15-year old is at only 42 percent.
Kolping in East Timor
In Timor-Leste two out of three dioceses commit themselves actively for Kolping. The association has currently 552 members in 50 Kolping Families. The focus of work is on: