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Phone: 937-848-2993
2933 Lower Bellbrook Rd.
Spring Valley
Ohio 45370

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Geographic areas served: Otavalo Canton, Ecuador and Bandiagara Circle, Mali

To empower individuals of various cultural backgrounds with an increased awareness of the world, other cultures, themselves, and an expanded sense of their possibilities;

To promote positive, caring interactions between people of different backgrounds and encourage consideration and lessening of global inequalities;

To promote respect and responsibility toward one's self, all people, and the Earth.
We received 501c3 status in late 2006 and since then have coordinated thirteen volunteer programs in Ecuador and two in Mali, which have allowed approximately 140 North Americans to volunteer their services to help 17 rural communities in Ecuador and 2 villages in Mali, while learning about the local cultures and forming cross-cultural friendships. Ten of these programs were focused on health care and allowed our volunteer healthcare providers to treat over 2,000 patients in 17 communities. One program was focused on education and allowed us to provide free English courses for approximately 50 local students. Other programs have allowed us to support community projects such as the paving of a patio for a community center, the construction of a bathroom for a kindergarten, the planting of fruit trees in a school garden, and the building of a storehouse for a village grain bank. Through our grants program, we have provided funding for four community initiatives in Mali, including the creation of a grain bank, the beginning of two school gardens, and the restoration of a well; and one community initiative in Ecuador: the creation of a school computer lab. We have also supported 30 rural Ecuadorian students by covering the various costs necessary for them to attend secondary school. This summer we offered free English classes, attended by 80 students, and math classes, attended by 30 students, for our scholarship students and others in their communities.

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I went on a service trip through Northeastern University to work with Tandana in Otavolo, Ecuador. Anna and her team were incredibly helpful and considerate with volunteers and community members. The organization does great things by providing whatever service the community needs most and by ... more »
I had a life-changing experience on my trip to Ecuador through Tandana. I participated in a course that traveled abroad spring break to teach English in primary schools in Otavalo with my class. My experience was filled with cultural excursions, native interactions, and full immersion in the ... more »
A wonderful trip with awesome guides and lovely people. We were given excellent previews of the languages and what to expect in each village. Safe and culturally educational. We were able to travel to views that no average tourist would ever see. We were able to help several villages with needed ... more »
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