Registered Charity 1113533

Linking communities in the UK and India

Our aim is to improve and sustain the quality of life and environment of tribal people in the Nilgiris Hills of South India.


Our Partner The Island Trust

Our partner organisation The Island Trust works closely with communities in a group of villages on a Tamwed-funded project to improve the health of tribal families; help them to tackle the effects of climate change; and promote their rights and their unique culture. We hope that we can prevent migration from their traditional homelands with the resources they and their children need for sustainable, productive lives.


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Covid appeal 2021

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Tamwed Covid Appeal 2021

Tamwed is a small registered charity based in South West England. For many years it has supported the work of the ISLAND Trust, an NGO working with tribal people living in remote villages in the Nilgiri Hills of South India.


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Thiru and Palani have been visiting villages as part of a consultation exercise to establish current priorities for a response by our project team with our funds. We won't be able to meet anything like all their needs but we will do our best to support those that are most urgent.
Celebrating Pongal outside the training centre in Gudalur. Alphonse Raj explains that Pongal means new rice cooked and offered as a sign of thanks for giving a good harvest.
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Women have to wash and dehusk coffee beans by hand without one of the hand-driven machines that Tamwed paid for some years ago. Mr Balraj from Samaikodal village who we have featured before has his beans laid out to dry after being fed through his machine. Third photo: people from Mudiyoor village digging a pit for a water storage tank to harvest rain for use in the summer. Thanks to Thiru for the photos taken in villages today.
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