|“I would be so happy to describe Tandana to someone who doesn’t know it. I love it, and that’s why I am on so many committees. I would tell them that Tandana doesn’t come with a predetermined project for the village; they come and ask what difficulties you have and what you need. They will ask what you have in the village that can help, and what you can’t find in the village that you need.” |
--Anouh Tembiné, Kansongho, Mali
Community Initiatives Overview
Tandana partners with communities in Mali and Ecuador who are working on projects that help them reach their goals. We support projects that are the initiatives of local communities and organizations, because we respect their ability to define their own priorities and envision ways to make their dreams into reality. The local community always makes a significant contribution to the project, and sometimes visiting volunteer groups help too. We also provide certain services at the request of local communities. You can donate directly to a specific project or to our general fund.
Because the projects come from the priorities of the communities, they are of all different kinds and are adapted to the specific situations and conditions in the communities they serve. Often they fall into the broad categories of food security, water resources, education, environmental conservation, health, income generation, or community infrastructure.