Dili Village Telco – Small Business in Timor

Everyone is an entrepreneur here. The security guy at our hotel is also my rent-a-scooter man. When my scooter ran out of petrol 4km for the hotel some guys were selling “bensin” from 1 litre soft drink bottles for $1/litre. Kids selling mobile phone recharge cards are on every street corner. Guys pushing carts selling soft drinks and water.

Wherever there is a need, small scale businesses pop up to serve. Here are some Timorese small businesses, nicely photographed by Rosemary:

My favourite, Timorese petrol (gas) station: