Painting at Oeleot
girls in lessons Borjegai
Participants in the Cultural Strengthening program_Nyirripi, Australia © TBC

We are a small, 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 and use an approach which values community ownership, sustainability, transparency and equity.



our projects


Our Budaka project in Eastern Uganda supports the education, well-being and social inclusion of orphans and vulnerable children impacted by HIV.

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We support the health and wellbeing of women and children in Rote, Indonesia through targeted education and food security programs.

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In  Nyirripi, Central Australia we support community led  ‘camps on country’ that teach culture, country and ceremony to children and young people.

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Nasima Rahmani, Director of our longterm partner in Kabul, the Women’s Empowerment Centre, was interviewed by Patricia Karvelas on ABC RN Drive program about the advances made – and threats looming – for women in Afghanistan.

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To celebrate over 15 years of partnership with Lua Lemba in the arid remote island of Rote, Indonesia, we made this video to mark the impact of the program across health, education, women’s empowerment and culture.

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2015 was a full and rewarding year for indigo foundation and our partner communities. Please have a read of our 2015 annual report to find out the stories, achievements and lessons from our projects

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latest events


A special thank you to all of the people who came along to our political panel discussion at the University of Technology in Sydney on the future for women and peace in Afghanistan. It was a thought-provoking night with some great insights from Women’s Empowerment Centre Director Nasima Rahmani, Dr Amin Saikal, Michelle Hannon and the ABC’s Virginia Hausseggar.

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Indigo Foundation Dinner Canberra 2016

Our 6th annual Canberra dinner in May at the National Press Club was a fantastic success and a great night out. Thanks so much to the many people who came and helped make it such a successful night, celebrating 15 years of partnering with Lua Lemba in Rote, Indonesia.

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SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 11 March for the annual Sydney dinner and Saturday 20 May for the annual Canberra dinner. Lock your friends in early for a fantastic night! More info to come.