The time is now for more action and support in the La Guajira region of Colombia. A few groups have stepped forward and are helping to the best of their ability, but there is always more room to help and more work to be done. We can all do our part, whether it's a donation of just 1$ or a pledge to go volunteer, anything helps. Purchasing a bag provides economic stability to the women of the region who have not received much formal education and do not have many options when it comes to work. Luckily, their traditional art is beautiful and intricate and one of kind, so they can sell it to the rest of the world and maintain their traditional lifestyle.
Beyond social issues, weather problems have severely affected the Wayuu. As the weather patterns have changed in recent years, much less rain arrives and many are left without water. Government corruption has led to the misappropriation of funds meant to help solve this issue. As the indigenous communities in Colombia are often overlooked by the government, help must come from other places. All of us can be a part of the solution and help make the world a better place.
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