Wayúu Taya is a nonprofit, non-governmental entity, founded by the Venezuelan actress and model Patricia Velásquez. From its beginnings in the year 2002, the foundation has focused its efforts in helping the Wayúu and improving the living conditions of the Latin-American indigenous populations, while respecting and preserving their traditions, cultures and beliefs.
The Wayúu Taya Foundation has been able to broaden its efforts across Latin America in the last 10 years, thus helping thousands of indigenous families. Currently, we are helping out the Wayúu community, with over 450,000 people. Other communities who benefit from our projects and programs are the Piaroa, Añú, Bari and Yanomami.