Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Aid

by The Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc
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Covid-19 Pandemic Relief Aid

The Wayuu Taya Foundation has been busy and productive during the first half of 2022 in Venezuela. We started in January with our Water for All program, which is a free water plan for our  communities in Venezuela utilizing a well from our Apuna farm. We use this water resource to deliver clean water using our very first water transportation vehicle acquired thanks to a generous donor. For every water truck we sale at $35, we then  give free water to schools, health centers, and nursing homes experiencing extreme poverty. So far we have distributed free water to 10 schools, 5 healthcare centers and 2 institutions serving over 4,000 people in Mara Municipality.

Thanks to our alliances, our food program has reached over 21,000 people this first half of the year. We have provided more than 185,000 pounds of fresh nutrient rich vegetables, fruit and grains reaching 17 communities, 53 schools, 24 institutions and NGOs. That's 309,000 meals served this year.

A pilot of the Biointensive cultivation of the Agroecology program has been started in Apüna Farm, short cycle crops including corn, lentils, pumpkin and yuca crops, were harvested in April for the first time.Our newly created Biointensive Cultivation of Agroecology program at Apuna and Mirabello farms will provide sustainability for the foreseeable future. As part of this program, we are also improving 19 Acres of cultivation with short cycle crops.

The first half of 2022, our humanitarian aid program continues, working in collaboration with friends and partners to help improve access to health and education for the most vulnerable indigenous community, providing medicine and supplies to over 38,000 people. We have held 7 educational and health training workshops for our educators.

 The Wayuu Taya Foundation grows more and more each day. Our uninterrupted work for over 20 years has become an important and vital blueprint for humanitarian work.

 

Thanks to your contribution, our allies, and a team of passionate individuals focused on helping those in need, we will continue to bring hope for a bright promising future to everyone in need.

 

The Wayuu Taya Team

The water truck delivering free water to a school
The water truck delivering free water to a school
kids of Tepichi Talashi School at Apuna Farm
kids of Tepichi Talashi School at Apuna Farm
Wayuu Taya Agroecology program pilot at Apuna farm
Wayuu Taya Agroecology program pilot at Apuna farm
Corn harvest from Apuna farm cultivation
Corn harvest from Apuna farm cultivation
Lentil harvest at Apuna farm
Lentil harvest at Apuna farm
Volunteers organizing for health care assistance
Volunteers organizing for health care assistance
Water from our deep well
Water from our deep well
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Kids and the "Water for All" program truck
Kids and the "Water for All" program truck

2021 was a year of great resilience, teamwork and incredible impact, all made possible thanks to your support!

We continue to work on new projects and programs and our team  has responded to opportunities and challenges with versatility and innovative solutions. This report focuses on just some of the foundation's achievements, including the development of a new sustainable program called "Water for All" which was launched in December 2021. This program seeks to alleviate the shortage of potable water in unprivileged communities in Mara Municipality using the water resource available in the Wayuu Taya Foundation's Apüna Farm, expecting to distribute up to 96,000 liters daily, benefiting over 1,920 people in schools, healthcare centers, nursing homes and churches.

Earlier this year we also started the Social Agricultural Program, a sustainable program proposal to improve the lives of the community through the development of an agroecology system, which includes biointensive cultivation and educational and training agroecosystem programs for young adults of Mara Municipality.

The Recovery and Rebuild Program keeps delivering tons of food weekly, our food program continues active, allowing us to support many communities. We have focused on delivering food to schools reaching over 30 schools weekly, benefiting  over 5,000  children.

At The Wayuu Taya Foundation supported schools, we have worked to ensure that clean water, masks and hygiene supplies are available to assist in implementing Covid-19 safety protocols, to help reduce transmission risk.

Medicines and health supplies distribution has continued as part of our humanitarian aid program, reaching in 2021 over 46,500 people in 10 states in Venezuela. 

 

So far in 2021 Thanks to your support, Wayuu taya was able to provide aid to more than 140.000 people. 

When you give to Wayuu Taya Foundation, you bring much needed resources to communities with very little resources.

We can't thank you enough!

The Wayuu Taya Team

Sustainable farming at Apuna Farm
Sustainable farming at Apuna Farm
Fresh Water at Apuna Farm, Mara Municipality
Fresh Water at Apuna Farm, Mara Municipality
"Water for All" program's water truck
"Water for All" program's water truck
Our short cycle crops agriculture
Our short cycle crops agriculture
Growing corn at Apuna Farm
Growing corn at Apuna Farm
This is how our lentils plantation looks like
This is how our lentils plantation looks like
Kids in Tepichi Talatshi School, Mara Municipality
Kids in Tepichi Talatshi School, Mara Municipality

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Girl at La Montanita School, Ricaurte parish, Mara
Girl at La Montanita School, Ricaurte parish, Mara

 

As you read this, kids are already settling into their classrooms for the beginning of a new year. Since the pandemic is not over yet, the year is starting out with serious concerns, and we are so grateful to the communities of parents and teachers working to keep children safe while at the same time inspiring a love for education. However, it is an exciting time of the year. The school is so important for children who have every odd stacked against them. No internet and electronics for online classes. Not enough food. But we know we can do something about it.

Through our Recovery and Rebuild Program, thanks to your donations, we continue to receive tons of food every week, allowing us to continue our support for the indigenous communities in the Mara and Guajira Region. The program has been extended to schools, giving children the opportunity to have one daily serving of food high in nutrients to maintain overall health and development. With distribution to 47 communities, 40 schools, 10 institutions and 8 nonprofit organizations, we are currently serving over 5,800 people per week. Our food program has been active since the Covid-19 pandemic started, and as of now has helped feed over 62,000 people and served more than 1,800,000 meals. This extremely needed program has been successful in helping to reduce cases of malnutrition exponentially.

The health assistance campaign continues, reaching those in need in different states in Venezuela. There are so many people who need the assistance, so we are working to expand this aid. This program delivers prescription and over-the-counter medicines, nutritional supplements, wound care supplies and hospital supplies. With the support of our donors, we have provided medicines and supplies to 34 Communities, 31 Health Institutions and 56 Nonprofit Organizations, benefiting to date over 80,000 people.

Thanks to your donation and support, we make sure that less privileged children get food to eat and have access to fresh water. Your support greatly adds up to this, it has enabled us to make tremendous accomplishments during the last 3 months, providing nutrient-rich food, nutritional guidance, and access to education, while promoting environmental sustainable practices. Your donation gives a boost to our programs to help reduce levels of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, marginalization, and exclusion for children and young people.

Without your help, this would be hard for us to accomplish. So, we once again thank you so much for your continued support!

Kids having lunch in Tepichi Talashi School
Kids having lunch in Tepichi Talashi School
Children getting their meals at Las Latas School
Children getting their meals at Las Latas School
Kids waiting in line at Cienaga de Reyes School
Kids waiting in line at Cienaga de Reyes School
Lunchtime in Duilia Carvajal  Preschool
Lunchtime in Duilia Carvajal Preschool
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A group of children receving fruits
A group of children receving fruits

 

As the world continues to recover from the global pandemic, we at The Wayuu Taya Foundation are still working through these difficult times. From new ways to distribute humanitarian aid, to the future implementation of several types of professional development programs. This report from your donations, touches on a few of things going on right now, benefiting over 125.000 people on the border between Venezuela and Colombia as well as all over Venezuela.

 

FOOD

Thanks to your donation, we continue to receive tons of food every week as part of our Recovery and Rebuild Program, allowing us to continue our support for the indigenous communities in the Mara and Guajira Region with distribution to 47 communities, 10 institutions and 8 nonprofit organizations. We are currently serving over 4,700 people per week.  To date, our food program has helped feed over 46,000 people and served more than 1,500,000 meals. The program began in the immediate days after the Covid-19 Pandemic started.  Through our community meal model, we gave children the opportunity to have one daily serving of nutrient rich food to maintain overall health and development. It has been a successful and immensely needed program helping to reduce cases of malnutrition exponentially. We delivered nutritional drinks for over 2,150 children in 20 communities.

HEALTH

We continue our health assistance campaign, delivering free medical aid to different states in Venezuela for those in need. This program includes prescription and over-the-counter medicines, nutritional supplements, wound care supplies and hospital supplies. With the support of our donors, we have provided medicines and supplies to 16 Communities, 16 Health Institutions and 17 Nonprofit Organizations, reaching to date over 30,000 people.

 

 We Appreciate your Help

Your donation is invaluable in helping our communities access fresh water, food high in nutrients, nutritional guidance, eco-friendly sustainable practices and education. Through our programs, your donation is helping reduce level of poverty, malnutrition, illiteracy, marginalization, and exclusion for children and young people. 

Nothing would be possible without your support.

Thank You!

 

Community Highlights

My name is Cecil, I am 11 years old and I am studying 5th Grade. When I grow up I want to be a Doctor to take care and help the children who are the most in need. I love to draw and paint in my spare time!

In these difficult times we are living in, The Wayuu Taya Foundation has improved my life and nurtured my knowledge. Every week lots of kids from my community are being saved with the feeding program.

Wayuu Taya has not only changed and made my life better, it has also changed the lives of thousands of kids in Mara Municipality

She wants to be a doctor
She wants to be a doctor
Giving food to children in communities
Giving food to children in communities
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The Wayuu Taya Foundation Inc

Location: Midland Park, NJ - USA
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Project Leader:
Patricia velasquez
Midland Park, NJ United States
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