Ai-Funan is a unique line of handmade soaps produced from local, all-natural ingredients in Timor-Leste. Ai-Funan, meaning “flower” in the Timorese language, is a true cottage industry, operated solely by a small group of women in Timor-Leste. The Hummingfish Foundation is proudly working with these women to re-brand and export this beautiful line of soaps.
Coconut, guava, candlenut, frangipani, lemongrass, and coffee are the six sumptuous flavors being produced. Each bar of Ai-Funan soap is handmade locally, in the city of Baucau, and contains 100% all-natural ingredients, including locally produced organic coconut and palm oils.
No artificial colors, scents, or preservatives are ever used in any Ai-Funan soap.
100% of the profits from the sale of Ai-Funan soaps goes back to support the women of Timor-Leste.
The continued success of Ai-Funan soap project provides incentive for the entire Ai-Funan community to protect and nurture their lands and forests.