Solidarity Volunteering: Strong Relationships, Mutual Development

Letter from Maliana, Timor-Leste

Sally on her way to a rural clinic

Sally Johnson who, with Ben Kildea, is volunteering to provide health care in Maliana in Timor-Leste, describes the challenges and rewards of rural health projects. The morning fog was so dense along the mountain road to the turn of at Nunutana that we were only able to see two metres in front of the car. […]

Letter from the field (5 months)

Ben and Sally in Maliana

Now that we are getting our bearings a bit more and the end of the building project is in sight, we would like to start looking at what activities we should be focusing on over the next eighteen months.


There is both a moral and social responsibility attaching to these experiences of foreign cultures,
and if nothing awakens in our own soul, making claims and demands upon us,
calling us to change the way we live, then we have been merely parasites and invaders. - David Tacey