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Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

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Causes: Arts & Culture, Health, Humanities, International, International Development, International Relief, Reproductive Health Care, Reproductive Rights

Mission: To help improve lives of latin and south american and the caribbeanindigenous communities, while maintaining and respectingtheir traditions ,culture and beliefs.

Target demographics: Improve the lives of indigenous communities

Direct beneficiaries per year: 3500 Children

Geographic areas served: Latin American Indigenous Communities

Programs: Human services programs: to cordinate and execute plans regardingnutrition,health, education, and work opportunities of latin americanindigenous people of the venezuelan guajira region.

Community Stories

22 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Donor

Rating: 5

I’ve known Patricia Velasquez for many years, as a person and as a social justice champion. One of the things that I have always admired is her integrity and dedication to the causes that she believes in and are close to her heart. The work that she has lead in the Wayuu community in her native Venezuela speaks of her believes that education and health are two of the most prevalent disadvantages for minority communities that need to be addressed. Through the work of the Waya Tu Foundation, hundreds of children from the Wayuu Indigenous people have had educational opportunities that otherwise they wouldn’t have had. Through this work, she’s providing them with tools and knowledge to become self-sufficient and successful contributors to their community and society. The work that Patrícia and her Foundation have done with Wayuu women around becoming self-sufficient and to develop entrepreneurial skills continue her belief and commitment to empower and effect long-lasting social changes among indigenous communities. I hope Patricia and the Foundation she leads continue to receive the recognition they have earned through their hard work and commitment, as well as the financial support needed to continue to make a difference.

1 Lisa L.5

Donor

Rating: 5

I have known about the foundation from the beginning and seeing it help so many children get basic food, education, and healthcare brings me hope. They could do so much more with our help, please consider donating to Wayuu Taya, every dollar is used to help the indigenous communities that are in desperate need. Thank you for not giving up and continue doing such great work year after year.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

One of the most wonderful life experiences has been to have the opportunity to contribute with this beautiful foundation, which today is part of my family. Thank you Patricia for the opportunity and I invite all those who wish to collaborate with our cause Wayuu Taya, to be participants in the great transformations that can be achieved with just a little.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have known Patricia Velasquez for many years now. And I am in awe of the work she does with the Wayuu foundation. May she continue to help and bring happiness to those children who so desperately need it.

2 Antonio-M

Donor

Rating: 5

Empathy : is feeling what another living thing feels.

Compassion : is putting yourself in the shoes of another person and seeing the world through their lens for the sake of alleviating their suffering.

Now , the compassionate response would be to recognize that that person is in pain and doing everything within your power to remove the boulder and alleviate their suffering. Put another way, compassion is empathy plus action ….. and that’s what the Wayuu Taya Foundation do.

Patricia and The Wayuu Taya Foundation base their whole mission on those two main concepts, that’s why I support them. They provide Food & Education , plus they Improve the lives of the Wayuu’s kids and other indigenous communities. Strongly Recommended

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Donor

Rating: 5

I have experienced firsthand the wonderful job this foundation is doing. Among others, they are helping out the Wayuu community in the Guajira region of Venezuela, where they have reached hundreds of indigenous children by providing education, school supplies, nutritional attention, food, and health care. Therefore, I can tell it has made a big difference for the better.

Not to mention, now when Venezuela is going through a terrible economic and humanitarian crisis with shortage of food and medicine, The WT Foundation team keeps on working more than ever on their current programs while they are developing and implementing new projects to increase helping rates through education and health care. With our support they can keep doing the extraordinary and solid work they have done during the past 15 years. Let’s help them provide a broad scope of education and healthcare services for indigenous children and families of Latin America. Outstanding foundation.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I have been in some of their schools in The Wayuu village . Their team and attention to those children is mind-blowing. They are making such a difference in these communities

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you know Patricia Velasquez, you know Wayuu Taya Fondation. The job that Patricia and the whole team of this nonprofit organization is so important for the children from Guajira region! They have been working in Venezuela for many years, in a respectful way, helping to improve the quality of life and bringing hope, education, dignity and food, the first human right.
I had the opportunity to visit La Guajira with Patricia who was in mission, it was so wonderful for me to see the joy in these children’s face.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am volunteer for Wayuu Taya foundation from day one, because I trust every action the organization is doing all this years helping the human kind without limits.
Please, donate we all can help this organization to grow and be able to help Venezuela now more than ever. Patricia Velasquez is one of a kind woman I am with her and her cause, I see her dedication and the progress in the children life. I am a witness of her devotion and hard work.
I love Wayuu Taya Foundation. Please help with your donation. It is important to give!!!

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Donor

Rating: 5

For over 15 years the Wayuu Taya Foundation has been harnessing the power of creativity, hard work and love to provide educational, nutritional, health and social services to the under-served communities of the Guajira region. As the situation in Venezuela becomes even more precarious, the work of the Foundation is even more more impactful and our support all the more critical.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Wayuu Taya is an extremely necessary organization doing important work to help youth that are desperately in need in Venezuela. Every person I have met associated with this organization is self-less and determined to make a difference!

2 Hunter Lee H.

Donor

Rating: 5

This is a charity I'm happy to support because it truly helps children in need in one of the countries that's most difficult to navigate right now. The charity's on-the-ground volunteers make the lives of children better. Sometimes, the only meal they receive comes from Wayuu Taya. I believe the organization's roots in the country help them serve the children better. Recommended!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've seen the work of this organization for so many years. I volunteered in NY a few times on their events . It's amazing the work they do with so little . Bravo!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Having lived close to the Guajira Peninsula in Venezuela for the majority of my life, I know first hand the hardships that the Wayuu community faces. The region is one of the poorest in Latin America and its inhabitants often have little hope for the future because of limited education and work opportunities. Before The Wayuu Taya Foundation, one child was dying a day because of dehydration, starvation, and no sanitation.

This is why I am such an avid supporter of The Wayuu Taya Foundation. The organization has been working hard for the last 10 years to create better opportunities for the Wayuu community and indigenous communities in the Amazon. Through their health and nutritional programs, schools, and projects for economic and gender empowerment, The Wayuu Taya Foundation has been able to do what was previously thought possible - improve the lives of thousands of indigenous people in Latin America.

1 Rodrigo O.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I started volunteering about three and a half years ago, and I absolutely love the team! I love how committed they are, and how truly genuine their goals are. I always wanted to be part of an organization that actually "cared"... now I am.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Wayuu Taya Foundation is an exceptional non-profit with an endless dedication to supporting the lives of indigenous peoples. The foundation's stance on protecting indigenous traditions and beliefs truly stands out, especially in an increasingly more globalized world where cultural traditions and values slowly become lost to widespread global influences. The Susu bags sold by the Wayuu Taya Foundation are not only beautiful and remarkable in design and quality, but they also emblemize the hard work and dedication of the indigenous women who continue to hand-sew the bags as a way of carrying on their tribe's bag-making tradition. The organization also provides medical and educational services, and its unique approach to education allows children to take classes in their native language and maintain a sense of cultural heritage. I cannot stress how beautiful the organization is, nor how many lives it has impacted for the better. The Wayuu Taya Foundation is not only unique, but also an outstanding example of a truly high-class organization in today's non-profit sector.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

WT Foundation is an amazing organization that works very hard in providing a better life for indigenous communities in Latin America. For a small NGO they have done a tremendous job in creating awareness about communities and their ways of life and most importantly, the problems and issues they face. They also have created a name for themselves and the Wayuu women who sew the beautiful Susu bags sold in store nation wide and abroad. It has been an honor to know WT and the people that work there as they are truly committed to what they do and to making the world a better place!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered my time and efforts for the Wayuu Taya foundation a number of times and I have never met a more honest and committed and passionate group of people. It stems from the founder, Patricia Velasquez, who I've known for years to be as driven and as passionate as the people who involve themselves in her foundation. Wayuu Taya truly cares about this group of indigenous people who lack so much - basic things such as water, food, education, health care. They provide for these needs thru fundraising and volunteer work and I have been happy to be a part of that. There is a yearly event in NY and it is not only fun fun fun, it's moving and inspiring because results are shown and these indigenous people's lives are truly changed - just amazing!

Juan P.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

The Wayuu Taya Foundation has made in its years of existence more positive work for the Venezuelan natives or indigenous of that region, than any other government in that country. It is one of the few foundations that work hard to keep indigenous children in good health, good education, in harmony, access to technological conveniences that other children can not get elsewhere. Lessons related with better health, care and environment have been increased for mothers of the region. The WTF has supported these women that made its beautiful handbags, and helped to sold in reputable stores in USA, that also help the Foundation. The objectives of the Wayuu Taya Foundation haven´t failed.

If ever I have seen other foundations to fight so hard, the Foundation Wayuu Taya, directed by actress and philanthropist Patricia Velasquez and her courageous team have done a beautiful and magnificent job. I am proud to all of them. I hope WTF continues to grow for its goals, and also for the world's indigenous children well-being.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been in a few non-profit organisations in my life, and Wayuu Taya Foundation is the best one I know of where the people serving the foundation actually do get thiings done. They are active not only in the boardroom but on the terrain. Patricia Velásquez is doing a tremendous good job behind the scenes and actively helping these people. Chris