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Wayuu women holding children and crocheting crossbody mochilas in their traditional "rancheria"

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Donations like yours are vital to helping One Thread Collective reach hundreds more Wayúu women who are waiting to join our programs.

Become a monthly sponsor or make a one-off donation today.

100% of all donations go to projects that directly support Indigenous women and their families existing on a precarious financial edge— each with generations of cultural stories, weaving expertise and drive to achieve economic independence through the fair trade sale of their art.

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Women's Empowerment and Entrepreneurship Program

One Thread Collective funds leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship training for Indigenous women artisans living in remote communities in La Guajira, Colombia.

Workshops are led by our partnering nonprofit organization in La Guajira, Fundación Talento Colectivo. We currently provide two types of workshops:

In-community Workshops: Skill building workshops taught in the communities that focus on technical weaving skills, product innovation, positive leadership, communication skills, rights, teamwork, and more.

La Escuela Yalayalaa: A women's empowerment and leadership school in Riohacha that teaches skills in entrepreneurship and supports women as they develop community-led projects that are designed to enhance economic autonomy in their remote villages.

Community meeting with Wayuu women and children in a traditional "enramada"

Sustainable Community-led Development

We are currently seeking funding for multiple community-led projects in Hiotshy and Kululumana, two remote Wayúu villages that have graduated from the Yalayalaa School of Leadership and Women’s Empowerment.

These projects include a community farm and restaurant, a motorcycle repair shop, a community-based savings bank, and a yarn store.

100% of your donation goes directly to buying supplies for community projects.

young child smiling at a community school for at-risk children

Youth Education & Nutrition

Para los Niños del Mundo is a children’s program managed by our partnering foundation, Fundación Talento Colectivo, for Indigenous, Afro-Colombian, displaced and migrant children living in vulnerable conditions in La Guajira, Colombia.

The school provides healthy meals for children in a food desert. Classes focus on environmental stewardship through art, music, and activities such as tree planting, water blessings, and community-wide trash clean ups.

100% of your donation will go towards the construction of new program center in Camarones, La Guajira.

One Thread Collective is a 501(c)3 tax-exempt organization based in California. Your donation is 100% tax-deductible.


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