After work during the last 5 years undertaken by the Sacred Thread Foundation to different communities of Wayúu indigenous people in La Guajira, Colombia, the lack of easy access to basic products and nutritional value within the communities has been seen. The high degree of malnutrition of some families especially children. The communities are dispersed in the territory and transport for the purchase of food and basic products is expensive which makes good food and nutritional improvement of the population difficult.

This community is in northern Colombia, in the La Guajira region. The indigenous Wayuu are throughout the region in remote areas where there is no access to electricity or water. 53% of the population lives in poverty and 24.8% in extreme poverty.

Thus, the Ekaa community store (dining room in Wayuunaiki) aims to create a community productive project where families will have access to basic products at market prices without displacement. The objective of the store is to promote community work, access to nutritional foods and the nutritional improvement of communities.

The crisis unleashed by the Coronavirus has left thousands of families without livelihood and without the possibility of feeding their family.

The Sacred Thread Foundation seeks to attend these families through the creation of EKAA, a community store, where all products of products that will be used for the delivery of basic food, cleaning and water kits for the most needy families will be channeled in the upcoming weeks. Communities will be able to access these kits in exchange for crafts, animals or community work, in order to create sustainability in the project for a future food repur.

As part of this project, the raising of goats and the creation of a poultry farm are also sought so that each store can produce its own eggs and goat meat.

For installation, the same population must contribute the place where it will be installed. Subsequently, the Community Committee will be formed, which must appoint an person in charge and monitor the point of sale. The same supply committee will define the list of products to be marketed.












Total families 193
Total beneficiaries: 915

Sponsorship opportunities

Food box

A food box for a family for a week or a month depends on you!

This market is sufficient for a family of 6 to 8 people. Each market has moringa, rice, oil, black beans, red beans, lentils, guajiros beans, coffee, sugar, salt, pasta, flour, sardines, onions, tomatoes, eggs, achiote, toilet paper, toothpaste, soap, detergent for Wash clothes and matches.


The egg is a highly nutritious product and is part of the basic basket of the communities. This donation seeks that communities can raise 10 chickens for egg production.

Goat farm

The goats have been part of the Wayuu culture for many years, they are a source of food and payment, they are the bitcoin of the communities. With your support, we will buy three females and a male to be part of EKAA.


We hope you can join us in these difficult times! We are all connected and your contribution will make a family feel safe and grateful.

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