The Wayuu Taya Foundation is dedicated to improving the lives of the most vulnerable communities living along the border between Venezuela and Colombia, particularly the indigenous population who have limited access to infrastructure and resources. These communities often lack clean water, electricity, gas, and sewage systems, leading to high disease rates, malnutrition, and viruses. Despite these challenges, the population remains resilient.
In 2023, the foundation continued to provide aid to more families and communities in Venezuela through HELP FOR THOSE IN NEED helping 160.000 people.
In partnership with Frank Giustra, Acceso, Giustra Foundation, CORE, Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen Foundation, and Aid Live Foundation, Wayuu Taya launched a weekly food program to support the Wayuu community.
Since 2019, the ACCESO food program has benefited 148 communities, 62 schools, 58 institutions, and NGOs, providing 845.234 kilograms of vegetables and serving over 2.758.042 plates of food, helping over 60,000 people since the program's inception. The program has been made more efficient with the support of World Central Kitchen, which provided a Ford 350 cargo truck to facilitate the transportation of food from ACCESO in Colombia twice a week.
The foundation has received 4,834 tons of medicine and supplies from Direct Relief, benefiting 26,028 people across Venezuela.
The foundation has also provided assistance to specific communities affected by natural disasters, with medical supplies for approximately 1,500 families thanks to Global Giving.
The foundation has also received a batch of 12,000 kilograms of dental and hygiene supplies from Colgate Palmolive, which has enabled the foundation to provide oral hygiene education in schools and distribute toothbrushes, toothpaste, and other supplies to students.
More than 120,000 bars of soap have been distributed in the area thanks to our partnership with Clean The World Foundation.
Our allies CORE, Center for Disaster Philanthropy, Global Giving, Direct Relief, Clean The World, ACCESO, World Central Kitchen, Giustra Foundation, Clinton Foundation, FEDEX, WARNER DISCOVERY, and other Corporations and individuals have made this possible.