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


Victorian friends, please join us for our second annual fundraising event in Melbourne – an intimate evening on Wednesday 5 October from 5:30pm at the Queen Victoria Women’s Centre. MC’d by actor and comedian Genevieve Morris and with a key note address from Helen Evens, former Deputy Chief Director of the GAVI Alliance in Geneva.

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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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woman dancing at mtg

SAVE THE DATE: Saturday 12 November for the annual indigo foundation dinner in Sydney. It’s bound to be a great night – this year with a focus on our women’s empowerment work