indigo foundation is an innovative and independent community development organisation based in Australia.
Community led and volunteer based, we look at development differently – we commit ourselves to long term respectful partnerships with local grassroots organisations. All support is provided and monitored and evaluated within a framework of four Guiding Principles: community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity.
Our approach is grounded in an active research agenda. We work with some of the most marginalised communities around the world and we engage with refugee communities in Australia.
We currently support thirteen projects across nine countries. Our projects are driven by the communities we work with – and focus on education, women’s empowerment, health and cultural strengthening. We build schools and increase girls’ access to education in rural Afghanistan, empower Dalit women and children in India to access education and training and support women’s food security through a network of cooperative gardens in Indonesia. Through our respectful work with communities, we have directly changed lives and communities.
Over the past 15 years we have built a strong reputation for delivering exceptional, cost-effective and transformative results.
We keep overheads low with a virtual office and a lean staffing model. We work hard to always ensure we provide the most accurate information on our finances, achievements and challenges.
Up-to-date details of all our projects are available on our website at www.indigofoundation.org.
December appeal 2017 - Help us raise $13,00 to support the education, health and human rights of vulnerable children and young people impacted by HIV in Budaka, Uganda
Since 2009, we have partnered with six community-based organisations in
the Budaka region of Eastern Uganda. These organisations are
grassroots, community-driven and volunteer-based. On shoestring
budgets, they work hard to support the education, health and human
rights of children and young people impacted by HIV – all living in
poverty, many HIV-positive, many orphaned and from child-headed
With your support, our partners have kept 2100 children in school, provided information and counselling to destigmatize HIV and created opportunities for income generation and food production. Our partners work alongside local public schools to track school enrolments and progress – and with great results. Kids are going to school and staying in school.
As the results of our partners work become clear, and their reputation in the community grows, they face increasing demand. This is particularly so this year: with poor rains across the region leading to crop failures and food shortages, a nutrition crisis is looming.
December 10th is Human Rights Day – a day we celebrate at indigo foundation. And in doing so, we ask you to donate today so we can continue to support the human rights of vulnerable children in Budaka.
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