Do you have questions about Tamarind Australia? Here are some answers to the most commonly asked questions, collected for your convenience in one place. Click on a question to be taken to the answer.
What is Tamarind Australia's vision?
What type of organisation is Tamarind Australia?
Tamarind Australia is a non-profit unincorporated association registered in Australia and administered by a volunteer board, chaired by Bruce McKay. It exists to alleviate poverty with a particular focus on Northern Uganda.
Who are Chris and Sarah?
What do Chris and Sarah do in Uganda?
Who works for Tamarind Australia?
What is Tamarind Australia working on at the moment?
Our continuous programs at The Tribe, The Operations Centre and The Demonstration Farm are always in action. Other projects often have set completion milestones. Check out our projects page or follow us on social media for more detailed and regular updates.
Where in Uganda does Tamarind Australia operate?
Our efforts are focused in Gulu in Northern Uganda due to the profound impacts of war upon the community there. Our operations centre is 5 kilometres north-east of Gulu town centre, and our demonstration farm is 26 kilometres to the north-east. Uganda's capital city Kampala is about 285 kilometres south of Gulu.
Is Tamarind Australia a Christian organisation?
Although this organisation is run by a group of committed Christians and supported by a network of Christian churches, it is not officially a Christian organisation. Our focus is on community development, not on evangelism.
How does Tamarind Australia use its funds?
In 2022, 62.7% of our expenses went directly into our projects. 36.4% of our expenses went toward living and maintenance. 0.9% went to bank fees.
What is Tamarind Australia named after?
The Tamarind tree! It is native to Africa and is one of the strongest trees on the continent - not even an elephant can knock it down! It produces fruit for the local community, shade for animals and perches for birds. Like its namesake, Tamarind Australia is a strong organisation whose presence in Northern Uganda provides sustenance, shelter and supports the local community, helping them to grow and develop into a thriving people group.