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The Wayuu Taya Foundation works to improve the quality of living of indigenous communities in Latin America while respecting their culture. It was founded by Venezuelan activist and actress Patricia Velasquez. Wayuu Taya Foundation runs health and nutrition programs and cooks meals in local schools for children in the municipalities of Mara and Jesus Enrique Lossada in Venezuela. The Wayúu Taya Foundation is a nonprofit organization based in New York which partners with ally organizations to materialize its programs and projects.