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The Wayúu Taya Foundation was created with the objective of improving the living quality of the indigenous communities in Latin America, maintaining and respecting their traditions, cultures and beliefs. This humanitarian labor focuses on communities with significant needs and issues such as extreme poverty and alimentary and educational deficiencies that affect the integral development of their children.


Wayúu Taya vision is to maintain a standout position, with abilities and skills in education and quality healthcare, in order to be a national and international help center for the indigenous cultures of all Latin America with the purpose of improving the living conditions of indigenous children and women with scarce resources.

The Foundation is open to strengthening its alliances with other organizations, enterprises and institutions that allow the fulfillment of several programs through treaties and contributions for the development of social projects.


Design and implement programs to improve the living conditions of several indigenous communities, respecting their autonomies and cultural heritage.

In alliance with other organizations, create community centers that will allow the integration of services in the areas of health, medicine, nutrition and preschool and elementary education for the new indigenous generations.

Enable areas that will allow the preservation of the cultural heritage that is the Wayúu woman’s knitting, respecting their traditions, reaffirming their values and encouraging their integral formation as mothers and important members of their communities.





Wayúu Taya Foundation, Inc. is a New York not-for-profit corporation founded to help improve the lives of indigenous people in Latin and South America and the Caribbean while maintaining and respecting their traditions, cultures and beliefs.  The Internal Revenue Service has determined that Wayúu Taya Foundation, Inc. qualifies for classification as a Section 501(c)(3) organization under the Internal Revenue Code.  Prior to founding Wayúu Taya Foundation, Inc., Patricia C. Velásquez, previously founded Fundación Wayúu Taya, a Venezuelan foundation furthering similar purposes.  From time to time, the New York corporation makes grants to the Venezuelan foundation.