We’re creating a better future for people and the planet through local and global environmental, social and economic change.

Foundation Rai Matak supports smallholder farming communities across Timor-Leste to grow and manage forest trees on their land, which capture carbon from the atmosphere to form a carbon sink. This carbon is then sold through carbon credits across international carbon markets, putting an earned dollar in a farmer’s pocket and empowering them to shape their own future.

Led by Timorese people and community groups, the project’s impacts are wide-reaching – both locally and across the globe. It equips farmers with practical training in agroforestry, builds green economies and resilient communities, opens up opportunities for people to offset their carbon footprint, and helps take real action on deforestation and climate change – creating a more sustainable, equal and just world.

Rai Matak project is supported by Ho Musan Ida, xpand Foundation, Oxfam in Timor-Leste.

Rai Matak project is funded by the European Union 


The Trees!

Foundation Rai Matak has adopted 69 trees