Community Initiatives

"The happiness that The Tandana Foundation has brought us is like fresh water that gives strength to the fish.  We are not favored by nature, but God has put The Tandana Foundation in our path to fill us with joy and strength.  Long live the friendly cooperation between The Tandana Foundation and the village of Kansongho."
-- Seguemo Tembiné, Chief, Kansongho, Mali

 Community Initiatives Overview

Tandana assists communities in Mali and Ecuador in implementing projects that help them reach their goals of improving living conditions, expanding opportunities, and enhancing educational experiences of their students.  We support projects that are the initiatives of local communities and organizations, so that we know the people who must sustain them are committed and that the projects are truly important to the people they affect.  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 situation and conditions in the villages they serve.  Often they fall into the broad categories of food security, water resources, education, environmental conservation, health, income generation, or community infrastructure.