Moving from


Dependence to Independence

After a war, what do you do when all the  government aid trucks roll out of town?

We seek to RESTORE a culture and community that has been ravaged by war, by changing the mindset of dependence upon aid to one of individual and communal opportunity and responsibility for future wellbeing. Restoration encompasses economic and social spheres and is concerned with restoring dignity and agency of people.


Subsistence to Self Sustainability

In a time of war you kill a chicken and eat it.  In a time of peace you learn to like eggs.

We seek to REBUILD a livelihood that knows nothing but poverty and to break down the mindset forged through trauma that leads to temporal solutions and lack of forward planning. Rebuilding encompasses education, counselling, and utilises coaching and mentoring to inspire and guide people to plan and live a better future.


Poverty to Purpose

You can't grow a plant without a seed, but if someone provides you with some seeds, soon you'll have a lot of plants.

We seek to RESOURCE the local community through tangible projects to enable marginalised communities to become self -supporting and create ongoing economic opportunities for a sustainable future. Resourcing encompasses practical assistance necessary to help communities develop their skills, breaking the generational cycle of poverty.

the heals model

Developed in Northern Uganda, HEALS is a holistic and culturally appropriate approach to community development, with five main areas. Tamarind has adopted this approach.

These are Health, Education, Agriculture, Land Redemption and Sustainability.  HEALS facilitates generational change and Tamarind operates in these areas. 

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