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Timor-Leste: Blacksmith's business forges ahead

Date Published: 
08/25/2009
Summary: 

In three years, Manuel Gaspar's blacksmith business has gone from producing seven tools a week with a handful of helpers to 140 tools a day and 23 permanent staff.
Job opportunities in Baucau District of Timor-Leste are limited, but with some help, Gaspar was able to transform an ailing family trade into a successful enterprise.