Hello and thank you for visiting our website!
Tamwed (Tamil Nadu/West Devon) was set up to build links between communities in South India and the South West of England and support projects that benefit the most needy in Tamil Nadu. The organisation's founders have long standing professional and personal links with community groups in the area and have collaborated on projects over many years.
We are a voluntary organisation that is entirely dependent on the goodwill of donors to support our projects which are delivered through NGOs and developed in response to the needs of the most marginalised and isolated rural communities.
Our partner NGOs are GAWDESY and the ISLAND Trust which work with Scheduled Caste and Tribal communities. Respecting Gandhian principles, much of their work centres around the welfare of women through the formation and support of Women's Self Help Groups and micro-credit systems..
We currently support community health, herbal medicine and climate change projects. More about our work can be found on links to the relevant project.
We hope you enjoy your visit here and feel inspired to help. Please follow the link to our donations form. If you are able to support us in any way please get in touch.
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How about donating just £12 a year at £1 a month? If lots of people did this it would make a huge difference to the lives of those we work with in India. If you can give more please do! Just click on the Donate Button where you can make a recurring monthly payment (no PayPal account needed!). If yours is a one-off donation, put the full amount in the box. For monthly donations put your monthly amount in the box and tick the Monthly button.
You will be taken to a new page after donating where you can fill in a Gift Aid form. Tamwed also welcomes standing orders, a form can be sent on request. All funds go direct to India and the value of donations is multiplied many times over when changed from pounds to rupees to pay for seeds, plants, medicine or other items.
Gellings Park, West Harewood Rd
Calstock, Cornwall PL18 9QN
Registered Charity No: 1113533
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A letter from Flora
This is an amazing letter from a young girl explaining her day! It was typed up by visiting German Students, Johannes Strubel and Caroline Schmueser, who translated from the tribal language to Tamil and then to English. The photos were also taken by them.
Click here - opens a pdf file
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