The Tandana Foundation

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The Tandana Foundation is a non-profit organization that offers cross-cultural volunteer opportunities, scholarships, and funding for small community projects in highland Ecuador and Mali's Dogon Country. Tandana coordinates service projects and volunteer vacations that offer visitors to Ecuador or Mali the unique opportunity to be guests rather than tourists, to form cross-cultural friendships, to experience a rich indigenous culture, and to make a difference in the lives of new friends.

education, health care, community development, reforestation, construction

Otavalo canton, Ecuador Bandiagara circle, Mali

Depending on the program, some volunteers live with host families, others in hostels, others in delightful Las Palmeras Inn, some in a mix of hotels and village "camping" or group stays in schools or community centers.

One to five weeks

Program Requirements

  • 18 and older
  • Good health
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