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 community partners


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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We work with refugee communities in Australia to support education and empowerment programs in Jirghai in Afghanistan and Wedweil in South Sudan.

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In May 2017, we had the privilege of cohosting a visit to Australia by Dr Sima Samar, the Chair of the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Nobel Prize nominee and first Afghan Minister for Women. Watch this video of indigo foundation Chair Sally Stevenson in conversation with Dr Samar in Sydney.

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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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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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latest events


Please save the date for our annual gala dinners. The Sydney dinner will be on Saturday 2 June and our Melbourne Winter Banquet will be on Friday 15 June. Both are guaranteed to be a fantastic night out – more information to come!

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A huge thank you to everyone who came to our 8th annual dinner in Canberra on Saturday 21 October. What a night – this year at the Arboretum with a fantastic guest speaker from Indonesia Nani Zulminarni.

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Are you keen to take on a riding challenge, make friends and raise funds for indigo foundation at the same time? Our good friends at the Billberry Bluestocking Fund are organising the 4th annual bike ride for women’s empowerment from 10 – 17 April 2018 from sea level in Sydney via Canberra to the summit of Mt Kosciuszko. Join them!

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