In response to the novel coronavirus disease, The Wayuu Taya Foundation has implemented a number of contingency campaigns to help the Indigenous Wayuu communities in distress, places where even water is a scarce resource.
Our public-facing humanitarian aid campaigns are being carried with full protective gear and complying with all the safety norms established by WHO.
We thank our volunteers and donors for all the support they have given to the Wayuu communities during this crisis.
During these times, misinformation can be a life or death issue, please only follow the instructions from official, verified sources. If you wish to read more, below we linked the original World Health Organization page with vital information about how to face this disease
The use of masks as a disease prevention measure is vital to the survival of thousands of Wayuu children that live in communities with no access to healthcare or medication. For that reason, The Wayuu Taya foundation has distributed hundreds of masks in Wayuu communities to help alleviate this issue.
For any mask, hoodie, bandana, or t-shirt you buy from our store, we will donate a mask to a child in need.
Thanks to your valuable support we can continue assisting our kids.
With our supporters and allies help we have been able to give food, medicines, and personal use items to hundreds of Wayuu families in extreme need, all this work is done following all the health guidelines to avoid unnecessary risks.
The lack of social programs, governmental infrastructure, and the strict quarantine laws applied in the region makes it nearly impossible for these families to work or trade to provide food, water, or medical care to their families, in a region with one of the highest child mortality rates of the continent, that's why these communities need us the most right now.
With your help, we can do so much more.