Economic Partners

We have a number of significant partners, including the joint INFUSE (Inclusive Finance for the Under Served Economy) $5 million programme of UNDP/UNCDF and the Government of Timor-Leste.  Over the period of 2008-12 INFUSE has provided funding to the major microfinance providers in Timor-Leste, enabling them to grow their services significantly. The contracts provide for a partnership to address Millennium Development Goal #1 — cutting absolute poverty — through meeting the financial needs of the poor.

Other funding partners include


The New Zealand Aid Programme
A major partner since Moris Rasik’s inception, the consistent support from the NZ Aid Programme reminds us of our permanent link with the birthplace of our founder.
Hivos Netherlands
Silverton Foundation
Triodos Bank
Ian Melrose (an individual social investor)
Irish Aid
Collaborating Partners

Moris Rasik and World Education Australia Limited (WEAL) signed a Memorandum of Understanding in March 2009 to enter a partnership with Good Return. This is an online application that allows members of the Australian public to directly impact the lives of those in need by making one-to-one loans to individuals in Asia, the Pacific, and Australia. The goal of the Good Return programme is to provide a sustainable means for low-income people in the Asia-Pacific region to improve their lives through access to capital and skills development opportunities.

Bank Mandiri
Blue Orchard Finance.
EVTP (European Vocational Training Programme)
Grameen Foundation USA