Bonifacio Cardoso Martins was employed by the program in 2016 as a translator. He is a linguistics student in Univeridade Nacional Timor Leste. He is an absolute gem – hard working, enthusiastic and fabulous at his job. We are convinced he will be President one day
Ricardo Mendonsa, an Indonesian-trained dental therapist, joined Armando in Maubisse Hospital.
Rina is a nurse and administrator at Likisa Hospital. She helps our team to liaise with patients
Idalina is a multi-talented lady who works in the clinic in Maubara – she works as a pharmaceutical dispenser, housekeeper and chef all rolled into one.
Miss Aida do Santos – Aida’s easy smile and gentle nature makes her a joy to work with. She is a Maubara local and works in Likisa Hospital
Armando da Costa Martins started working with us in 2014. He is the new dental nurse in Maubisse. He and his wife are expecting their first child in August
Sr Lourdes, as well as helping in the schools in Maubisse has started s ‘Meals on Legs’ Program, helping to feed the elderly, sick and young.
Benedito Araujo – Beni was the dental nurse in Maubisse until 2013. He has now been transferred to Aileiu
Sr Natalia, Maubisse
Mr Gil worked with us as a driver and steriliser in 2012.
Sr Bernadette and Sr Filomena – Sr Filomena da Costa, our Timorese coordinator, and Sr Bernadette took the team for breakfast at the foot of the Cristo Rey statue in Letefoho.
Sr Angela, Maubisse
Sr Mariazinha, Sr Leotinha, Sr Alhira, Sr Carmelita, Sr Filomena and Sr Carmelita and one of their fabulous meals
Elisabeth da Sousa – Elisabeth, a Timorese dental nurse worked with the program for 3 years. She has 2 young daughters.
Diamantino Correia Morais – Tino is a Timorese dental nurse who started working with our teams in 2012. He currently works in Ermera
Sr Fatima is the head of the Carmelite community in Bobonaro
Sr Rosa has been joined by Sr Maria in the clinic at Maubisse
Afonso, previously a full-time driver for the Sisters in Maubara, has helped out with many teams over the years. He now is a long-distance truck driver, ferrying building materials from Dili to all parts of the country.
Sr Rosa and Sr Palmira ran the Sister’s clinic in Maubisse in 2007
Francisco Ribeiro – aka Siko, worked with us as our driver, sterilisation nurse and translator in 2011. He now works in the offshore oil rigs.