Tarayana Foundation is a non-profit organization working to uplift and enhance the lives of vulnerable individuals and communities in Bhutan. Tarayana complements and supplements the efforts of the Royal Government in poverty reduction by espousing the national goal, Bhutan 2020: A Vision for Peace, Prosperity and Happiness.
Tarayana was established in 2003 by Her Majesty the Queen, Ashi Dorji Wangmo Wangchuck, to help bridge local needs of disadvantaged remote communities with larger national initiatives.
Despite the pro-poor development strategy of the government, small communities in the remote corners still lag behind on many socio-economic development indices. The Foundation thus established to help these communities achieve self sufficiency through small and targeted inverventions through the process of true local empowerment.