Sustainability project for wayuu communities
The Sustainability Project for Wayuu Communities, PROSOWA, with the support and fiscal supervision of Caring for Colombia, serves as an international platform and non-profit entity for developing, promoting, and seeking out adequate resources to contribute to improving quality of life for Wayuu and other vulnerable communities in La Guajira, Colombia.
The foundation was born out of a commitment to service by a group of Colombian professionals residing in the country and abroad, particularly in the New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey areas. PROSOWA’s driving objective is to create programs and alliances with different public and private entities at both national and international levels to solve issues of ethnicity, gender, and health and promote sustainable development and education as a contribution to the community of La Guajira.
To develop, promote, and seek out resources that contribute to improving quality of life for Wayuu communities in La Guajira and surrounding areas. Programs developed and newly formed or preexisting alliances with different private and public entities at the national and international levels look to promote ethnic, gender, and health equity, social development, and education as a contribution to the community of La Guajira.
A community of Colombians living abroad with a social promise to La Guajira
To construct projects from the outside with heightened sensitivity for the indigenous experience in La Guajira.
To serve as a social platform within the international framework that fights to solve social issues among Wayuu communities; to develop social and environmental protection of La Guajira, with emphasis on education and ethnic sustainability within the region.
Within the developed projects, the following is a summary of the foundation’s work agenda.