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Felismina Lourdes

Date: January 11, 2021

(Tetun Below)

Felismina Lourdes, from Rotutu Village, in the municipality of Manufahi, is another woman survivor from the past conflict. During the Indonesian occupation Felismina and her family were often accused by the Indonesian army, and in 1982 they were convicted in Raifusa Betano, Same.

Felismina and her family and many people from Betano suffered ongoing torture, and in Raifusa starvation caused many deaths from 1982-1989.

Felismina works hard to support her family. She has a farm in her garden, planting corn, potatoes, taro, beans, oranges, and coffee. She brings her produce to sell in Same and sometimes also in Dili.

As a result of her enterprise, Felismina now has a nice house and can pay for her children to go to school.

Felismina Lourdes, sobrevivente husi konflitu pasadu husi suku Rotuto, munisípiu Manufahi ne’ebé iha tempu Indonézia nia ho familia sira hetan akuzasaun bebeik husi tropa Indonézia sira, to’o tinan 1982 lori sira ba kastigu iha Raifusa, Betano, Same.

Terus oi-oin Felismina ho nia familia no populasaun barak husi Rotuto ne’ebé lori obrigatoriu ba Raifusa no terus hamlaha ne’ebé hamate ema barak husi tinan 1982-1989. Agora dadaun nia servisu maka’as, hodi sustenta nia familia.

Nia servisu hanesan agrikutura halo to’os hodi kuda batar, fehuk, talas, koto kafé no derok lori ba fa’an iha merkadu Same no dalaruma lori mai fan iha Dili. Rezultadu negosiu fan ai-han husi nia to’os mak selu oan sira ba eskola no dadaun ne’e nia iha uma diak.

 

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