In 2021, we started working in an area called Tasajera, which is to the west of La Guajira. This area of coastal marshlands has been exploited by landowners and businesses to the detriment of the local environment and waterways, and of local livelihoods which are based on fishing. Tasajera's 30,000 residents now cannot earn a living wage. IMC Colombia has provided food and given children clothes and shoes for school.
IMC is seeking ways to increase help to the community and is looking for volunteers from environmental organisations and university students to work on livelihoods projects involving recycling, which would improve the environment and provide economic support to families.