Help towards Fairtrade for Artisan workers in Riohacha Guajira, Colombia



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    This is a Fair Trade Project working with wayuu Indigenous artisans in La Guajira Colombia in a intercultural project.
    This is a place for travelers who want to learn more about fair trade practices in an authentic experience and to know more about this experience supporting local artisans through women empowerment, Training for work, Guarantee of rights, commercial transparence, and humanity.

    Our office is in Riohacha, Guajira. In this moment We have a lot of work introducing fair trade concept and practices in our country, and we are creating a new line of handicrafts in a innovation project. We have a lot of administrative work in the office, so we need help in the inventory (stock), developing and managing our webpage (e-commerce), taking photos, writing articles and reports, managing social media channels.

    We´re also creating a new project about cultural responsible tourism and we are managing our Bed & Breakfast, heart of the operation of the project. In the place we are also building a FairTrade & Coffe Shop to impulse the experience.

    We are a family at service of the community, Paula is a colombian journalist, mother and social entrepreneurship who began with this project six years ago.

    We live as a family with Paula's daugther, 3 cats, a beautiful dog, all our visitors, and local artisans who visit and work at the place.

    The volunteer must understand that this project is the fruit of years of work and sacrifice by its founder and fsmily, to the benefit of the Wayuu weavers, following the concept of Fair Trade.

    Thus, it is essential for the Foundation to be able to decide on the PROFILES that are needed, at a given moment to follow the development of the project. We would like you to answer some questions when you apply and if we think you are a good fit, then we will date an appointment by skype to deepen the level of interest and if you really understand the project well. If you are satisfied, the next step would be to send you the Volunteer Guide and Conditions of participation.

    You are welcome!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Cooking / shopping
    General Maintenance
    Help in the house
    Language practice
    Art project
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    This is a Fair Trade Project working with wayuu Indigenous artisans in La Guajira Colombia in a intercultural project. You can learn about wayuu people, and you can participate in this project supporting women in the creation of oportunities to sell their creations in fair trade terms. We are creating new social initiatives for giving employment to the women, creating new products and open new opportunities to the region.

    We are searching for people with open heart and hands help us in or mission!

  • Help


    We work with more than 100 womens and a few mens, indigenous artisans, from wayuu community, supporting them in a fair trade process. We are working on improve the conditions of comercialization of their uniques creations, handmade and handwoven bags and other beautiful pieces. And supporting families and communities in Training for work, product quality and improvement of living conditions.

    You have different options to join:

    *️️️We have our administrative office in Riohacha Guajira, and from this place we manage the NGO work. We need help in the daily activities of our fair trade project with artisans including the Workshop inside our location that is daily visited by them. Also we need help in making reports, organizing the office, documentation, mantaining the databases and fair trade shop inventory (stock) , taking photos, organizing files, and others admin tasks

    *️️️Promote fair trade for indigenous artisans through Photography, Video Making & Social Media, Web maintenaince or graphic design!
    We are creating the first network in Colombia to support and promote in fair trade terms, the handicrafts of the wayuu people, in North Caribean region, La Guajira, Colombia. We have two web sites, social media channels to mantain alive, and atract people interested in buy in fair trade conditions to these families, and impulse the local development in the region. If you have design skills is perfect!

    *️️️Also we are creating a new line of handicrafts in a innovation project. If you have useful knowledge about fashion design and needlework.

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English, spanish

  • Accommodation


    We are a NGO, Non-profit organization, a citizen initiative, a social enrepreneurship, and a familiar social project. We can provide you the acommodation, an d we share all the meals with the team, living with the entrepreneurs of this project in the same home-office. We ask for some daily colaboration for the meals and services we provide daily to all our volunteers. We have a principally Vegetarian diet. In our house the meals are the best sharing moments day by day with all the staff and the collective. With these collaborations you are helping us to sustein up our initiative, in a solid way.

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    In Riohacha Guajira Colombia

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    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

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    Hours expected

    Flexible depending in the interest of the volunteer. Minimum 5 hours per day, 5 days per week

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