A technician from the Cerrejón Foundation for Indigenous Development in La Guajira shows a “Rosa”. Rosa are farming plots, between one and five hectares, where communities conduct agricultural projects. Depending of the size, each Rosa can contain the following: breeding and pasture ground for goats; land to recover ancestral agricultural products; a jagüey (artificial water storage ponds) in order to save rainwater; and a compost area. WFP and the Cerrejon Foundation carry out the construction of the Rosa projects to ensure that communities have food for their own consumption, implementing sustainable agriculture techniques to sustain crops in areas with limited water resources and to strengthen communities within the agricultural and farming.
Gabriel Martínez, WFP Senior Field Monitor, explains to a Wayuu beneficiary how to use a water filter in order to remove impurities from water that Wayuu families of the Jurralen community use for drinking and food preparation. Traditionally, Wayuu communities store water in small ponds of water call “Jagüeyes” in Spanish.
A Wiwa child helps his parents by carrying an oil can that was distributed from WFP as part of a Food for Training project. WFP, together with the Cerrejon Foundation and other partners, support the indigenous Wiwa community of the Sanaan reservation. Due to the drought in La Guajira since 2012, this group has migrated in search of water to sustain their crops and animals.
Patricia, staff member from IPSI Súpula Wayuu, notes the signing of the beneficiaries receiving food for relief. IPSI Súpula Wayuu supports activities related to health and nutrition in indigenous communities in the rural municipality of Maicao, as well as the implementation of other WFP projects focused on generating income for beneficiaries.
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