Tandana wishes to thank the following for their partnership and support:

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External link opens in new tab or windowWestern and Southern Financial Group

We would like to thank Western and Southern Financial Group for their generosity in becoming a Presenting Sponsor for our 2023 Fundraiser in Cincinnati, Ohio. We are so excited to partner with Western and Southern Financial Group and so grateful for their ongoing support! Thank you!

Alpha Formation Traduction et Conception Documentaire au Pays Dogon

AFTCD/PD is a technical linguistic service in Bandiagara, Mali that we partner with on our women's literacy program. They create literacy and numeracy booklets and other training manuals in the Tommo So language (none of which existed before), train our literacy instructors, conduct evaluations, and provide recommendations for program improvement.

External link opens in new tab or windowTogether Women Rise

Together Women Rise is a powerful community of women and allies dedicated to achieving global gender equality. We have hundreds of local chapters across the U.S. where members learn about and advocate for gender equality issues, give grants to organizations that empower women and girls in low-income countries, and build community to forge meaningful connections that increase our strength and collective impact. Tandana is deeply grateful for TWR's generous grant, which made possible the Women's Literacy Program in Mali from 2016-2018.

External link opens in new tab or windowFundación Vista Para Todos

Of all the patients we see through our Community Health and Well-being Program, a large number require in-depth vision exams and treatment. We bring them all to Vista Para Todos.

External link opens in new tab or windowKawsaymi

Kawsaymi is a cooking school just down the hill from Tandana's office in Panecillo (Ecuador), which was started by one of our scholarship families. We bring many of our volunteer groups here because the food and location are amazing, and so are the owners. All told the chance to cook together at Kawsaymi makes for a memorable afternoon.

Olouguelemo Environmental Association

Olouguelemo is an association of 15 villages in Wadouba Township, Mali that seeks to protect the local environment, reverse deforestation processes, and promote soil fertility. We have partnered with Olouguelemo since before its inception, collaborating on environmental initiatives.

External link opens in new tab or windowPack for a Purpose

We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few lbs. of space in your suitcase and take supplies for the projects we support in need, you’ll make a priceless impact on the lives of our local children and families. Please click on the name to see a general list of supplies needed or better yet, email us at info [at] tandanafoundation.org for the most updated list of our current and pressing needs.

External link opens in new tab or windowThe Traveling School

The Traveling School offers teenage girls ages 15-18 the opportunity to explore the world and learn about themselves through academic, physical, and cultural challenges. We partner with them when they bring groups to Ecuador, but our relationship extends far beyond that. Anna Taft, Tandana's founder, initially worked for the Traveling School, and with them, set up her first project in the community of Agualongo. The success of this project is what inspired her to launch Tandana.

External link opens in new tab or windowTools With Impact

Tools With Impact's mission is to combat poverty in developing nations by providing underserved students with the necessary school supplies and equipment needed to attend and succeed in school. Tools with Impact has graciously funded Tandana projects in both Ecuador and Mali.

External link opens in new tab or windowUnearth The World

Unearth the World was created in 2012 when Mike and Kathryn, a married couple from Chicago, decided to give up their corporate jobs to travel the world and volunteer for a year. They decided to take the trip of a lifetime in an attempt to unearth and discover the world. They wanted to see and experience international cultures from a local’s perspective instead of a tourist’s perspective. Since 2018, UTW looks for and pairs interested individuals and groups with Tandana programs creating another win-win opportunity.

External link opens in new tab or windowUnión de Comunidades Kichwas Otavalo y Campesinas de Quichinche (UCINQUI)

UCINQUI is a second-degree organization representing 24 indigenous communities in Ecuador. We have supported their tree nursery with infrastructure and volunteer hours, and they have helped us navigate the bureaucracy of Ecuador.

External link opens in new tab or windowVital Edge Aid

Vital Edge Aid is a humanitarian micro-aid organization and a partner for our work in Mali. Vital Edge initiated the Savings for Change Program and they've been involved in the women's literacy program since the beginning. They have also donated funds to support smaller projects such as cotton banks.