Centro Bambu Timor-Leste (CBTL) was founded in 2009 as a group owned carpentry outfit with the innovative approach of using bamboo as the basic working material. With both financial and human resource assistance from the Ministry of Economy and Development and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, CBTL was able to twice send members of the group to India to participate in technical training workshops before its official launch. Currently, the team consists of 18 men and 2 women, all Timorese nationals.
The products range from office tables to flower vases, with a wide assortment in between. To view more detailed contact or product information, visit CBTL’s profile on Peace Dividend Trust’s BuildingMarkets.org online procurement database.