We have been supporting children in la Guajira since 2015. It is on the north coast of Colombia and has been suffering from drought for many years. There are high levels of malnutrition and infant mortality in the area.
La Guajira is home to the native Wayuu people who live in villages called ‘rancherias’. Many of the rancherias do not have access to clean drinking water and the residents have to source their water from the local river when possible. In the two rancherias we are involved with, El Brasil and El Canaan, they now have their own wells, where they can draw clean water.
We are also involved with the school in El Brasil and recently raised funds for the rebuilding of a classroon that was destroyed by the FARC around twenty years ago. In March 2018 the new classroom was officially opened and we are in the process of raising funds for the next phase.