Since 2008 PDT has been assisting the owner of Suai based RAFLIMA (Tafara) Cattle, Mr. Rosito Manek, to source cattle for an Atambua (West Timor, Indonesia) based buyer (Alowisius Lay, owner of UD Pratama in Atambua). PDT has also been assisting in sourcing cattle from Mr. Casmiro Fernando, a Bobonaro supplier. To view RAFLIMA's BuildingMarkets.org profile click here.
PDT Cova Lima has facilitated the sale of 680 head of cattle from local ranchers to Mr. Manek with an estimated value of $185,150. Mr. Manek then exports the cattle to UD Pratama in Indonesia. This month (November 2009), Mr. Manek has 300 more cows available to sell to Atambua, but is awaiting a new license to export from the government of Timor-Leste.
Meanwhile PDT Bobonaro has facilitated the sale of 350 head of cattle from local ranchers to Mr. Fernando with an estimated value of $70,955. Mr. Fernando then exports the cattle to UD Pratama in Atambua. See below for Bobonaro cattle ready for sale.
RAFLIMA has a website as well -
For more information contact Ilidio da Costa Ximenes via iximenes[at]pdtglobal.org or timor-leste[at]pdtglobal.org
PDT Micro Matching activities are funded by AusAID and Eni.