Dear Friends,

Oh what a year it has been for us at Wayúu Tayá! We have kept very busy improving the lives, welfare, access to education and sustainability of indigenous families all over Latin America!   

Just last month, we concluded our 6th annual health drive, which this year benefited over 68,000 indigenous people.  The multidisciplinary drive lead by the Foundation reached 10 communities in 4 days. More than 100 volunteers helped the team of 50 doctors, dentists, and nurses deliver vaccinations, and perform preventative care check-ups, and oral hygiene consults, among many other services.  This has become one of the most important and impactful programs Wayúu Tayá conducts on a yearly basis, and we plan to expand its reach.

In addition to our medical and healthcare initiatives, the Foundation continues to provide formal pre-school and elementary studies to vulnerable indigenous children. Counting the 3 schools we support, we have over 3,000 children enrolled for the upcoming school year.  At our pilot school, Tepichi Talashi, classes are taught in wayuunaiki and Spanish, with the hopes of enabling the children to be successful individuals, while emphasizing their cultures and beliefs. 

Our health drives and our education programs are just a few examples of the amazing work we are able to do because of the generous donations we receive year after year. The progress we have made in over a decade of work has been invaluable, but we still have so much more to do. 

It is because of the kindness of our donors that Wayúu Tayá is able to fulfill its mission. Your contribution is incredibly valuable and will allow us to reach our operational goal for the upcoming year.  To make your tax deductible donation please visit To contribute by mail, please send a check made payable to The Wayuu Taya Foundation to:

The Wayuu Taya Foundation
PO BOX 328
Midland Park, NJ 07432

From all of us at the Wayúu Tayá Foundation, and most importantly, on behalf of the children, families and communities that we serve, thank you for considering helping us make the world a better place. 

With warm regards,

Patricia Velasquez