"La Guajira" water project
In Your Hands is so proud to present to you our latest project and this time we are taking you to “La Guajira”... for those who don’t know where this is, It is in the northern Most part of Colombia, it is a beautiful region but unfortunately one of the most neglected by the government. The region is populated mostly by indigenous groups who lack the most vauable natural resource “potable water”.
The residents, or how they are more comonly known “The Wayuu” community does not count with running water like you and I are fortunate to have, and which is taken for granted by most of us.
During the months of May through August and dispite the COVId-19 situation, In Your Hands foundation in collaboration with the Rotary Club of Chatham was able to fund a donation of 50 500 litter tanks to this community.
Around 300 residents (out of this 120 are children) of 4 villages in this area are now benefitting from the possibility to store water which will be provided on a weekly basis by a local non profit organization, and have it readily and closer to their homes for the daily use.
This was an effort of many organizations who joined hands and were able to complete this beautiful project.
Thank you to "Wayuutu" for reaching out to us and organizing the logistics of this project , thank you to "the Rotary Club of Chatham" for partnering with us in funding this amazing project. Thank you to the local non profit "Pamiguajira" who will be providing the precious liquid to these communities.
Enjoy the video (Spanish), despite the fact that it is in Spanish, will allow us to show you what true collaboration between organizations is all about, and of course the beautiful smiles of the people.