Fundação Lafaek Diak is a non-profit community development agency which uses the asset based community development (ABCD) approach, building on strengths already within the community. It was founded in 2005 by a group of Timorese and international friends who decided there was a need for genuine commitment towards development in the rural areas in East Timor as a way to foster nation-building. They pooled their various gifts, talents and experiences together and created a non-governmental organization that would serve the poorest of the poor in rural areas. They recognized the importance of building international links, drawing in people from other countries that could assist them and work in partnership to achieve their vision.