Alola's MILK Campaign

Unite With Mothers In Timor-Leste - Alola's MILK Campaign  2014


The Alola Foundation (known in Timor-Leste as Fundasaun Alola) was established by Kirsty Sword Gusmao in 2001. Together with its partner organisation, Alola Australia, the Alola Foundation works to improve the lives of women and children in Timor-Leste by creating employment and improving education opportunities, promoting human rights,Milk Campaign, Donate Now! preserving culture and improving the maternal health and well-being of women and children. Our shared vision is Strong Women - Strong Nation.

This campaign was launched on World Breastfeeding Day in 2011 by Kirsty Sword Gusmao - founder of the Alola Foundation - along with hundreds of mothers and babies in Melbourne and Timor-Leste. It is now an annual event across both countries that celebrates the joys and challenges of breastfeeding and motherhood. All proceeds from the MILK Campaign will go to support the Alola Foundation's development programs in Timor-Leste.


Registration is easy:

Go to and click on "Start Fundraising" to register and set up your own page for the MILK campaign. You can then send this page to friends, family and colleagues via Facebook and email to invite them to your Morning Tea. Virtual MILK

Find MILK on Facebook. Join the fun, spread the word through Twitter and email and stay posted with updates on this campaign. Go online, donate and be counted.

Encourage your friends, family and colleagues to support MILK. Your donation goes a long way in Timor-Leste - did you know for example:

  • $10 a week provides nutritious meals for an entire family
  • $25 buys an Alola Foundation maternity pack to encourage women to give birth in a hospital or health centre with medical assistance
  • $75 per semester buys an Alola Foundation scholarship to keep a girl in primary or secondary school
  • $250 per month provides wages for a qualified nurse
  • $600 covers one semester of university tuition fees.

    child and maternal health in Timor-Leste

You can make a difference. Help the Alola Foundation bridge the gap between  and Australia. Only with your help can we turn our vision of ‘Strong Women - Strong Nation'into a reality. 

Every dollar counts: you can make a real difference!


More information, please read this Alola Milk 2014 brochure :

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