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Kirsty Sword Gusmão (born Kirsty Sword 19 April 1966) is married to Xanana Gusmão, Prime Minister and former President of the Democratic Republic of Timor-Leste or East Timor. She is the founding director of the Alola Foundation, which seeks to improve the lives of women in Timor-Leste, a nation with one of the world's lowest per capita GDP. Sword Gusmão was born in 1966 in Melbourne, Australia, to schoolteachers Brian and Rosalie Sword, and was raised there and in Bendigo. Sword Gusmão attended Eaglehawk Primary School, where her father was the principal and her mother a music teacher in the 1970s. She was taught her first Indonesian words by her father when she was four years old. She was a promising ballet dancer, but decided not to pursue it as a career. As a teen, Sword Gusmão travelled to Bali and Jakarta with her father and brother. After Golden Square Secondary College, she attended Monash University and University of Melbourne in the 1980s where she completed a Bachelor of...
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