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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Our 2016 annual report! With heartfelt thanks to our generous supporters and incredible community partners.

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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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HUMAN RIGHTS DAY APPEAL DECEMBER 2016: Please donate generously to our community partners in Budaka Uganda so they can support the education, health and human rights of children impacted by HIV – all living in poverty, many HIV-positive, many orphaned and from child-headed households

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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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The good people from the Bilberry Blue Stocking Fund are again getting their bicycles out to ride from Sydney to Mt Kosciuszko via Canberra from 1 – 8 April 2017. And you can join them! Meet the challenge and raise funds for indigo foundation’s women’s empowerment projects in the process. More info to come.

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Celebrate International Women’s Day with us at the Sydney indigo foundation dinner on 11 March. With guest speaker Nasima Rahmani about the Women’s Empowerment Centre in Kabul, Aboriginal singer/songwriter Elaine Crombie and Verity Firth as MC.

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