A cornerstone of community empowerment, HIAM Health educates and leads Timorese to eat healthy and live well. HIAM Health is a vital voice in Timor-Leste’s fight against malnutrition.

Hiam Health

HIAM Health derives from the acronym of our tagline in Tetun, Hamutuk Ita Ajuda Malu. In English, it says “Together we help each other”. Because only together, can we eradicate the misery of malnutrition. And in local culture, the two hands with palms up in our logo means “my hands are free and ready to serve you”.

We believe in a country free from malnutrition. And our goal is to reduce the unacceptably high rate of malnutrition in Timor-Leste sustainbly through education. Our special focus is on educating mothers whenever they bring a malnourished child to our feeding centre for rehabilitation.

Impact To Date


Children Fed


total funds raised


individuals benefit from hygiene take-home packs


people impacted by gardening take-home pack

Scale Of The Problem



Malnutrition in children

54% of children under 5 years old are
chronically malnourished.

80% of women

are currently malnourished (~400,000)
Malnutrition in mothers leads to low birth weight.

What We've Done