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    Unfortunately Wayuu people are under the great threat and in certain parts of La Guajira region there is a humanitarian crisis.* 
    WHY?

     STATUS QUO

    According to Unicef the Wayuu region ranks as the second poorest place in Latin America after Haiti.

    The main water source is under control of multinational corporation, the world's largest open cast coal mine, called El Cerrejón.

    Fonds distributed by the government are disappearing due to corruption and certain level of common delincuency in the area.

     

    LACK OF WATER AND FOOD
    Exploration of the area, artificial changing  of the route of Rancheria river by the mine, the worst draught in 30 years with no rain for almost 3 years, lack of proper roads, limited access to medial services - all of these factors together cause that each year lots of Wayuu children die from malnutrition and thirst.

     

     In certain areas of La Guajira there are no more than 1/2 liter of water available per person. Comparying it with our everyday life, each one of us uses an average of 20 liters of water per day.

    WHAT WILL BE OUR NEXT STEPS?

     

    WE COMMIT TO:

     Shape the charity program in order to provide water, food and school supplies for children. Use our experience of working with befriended foundations in Colombia and Venezuela.

    Support micromanagement attempts of local Indigenous people, in their majority women responsible for their families.

    Share knowledge related to craftsmanship techniques to preserve cultural heritage.

     

     
     *All pictures of Guajira soil where taken by us during our journey and show the reality of this land. All data comes from Unicef, CIDH,WHO,VICE.