Mercy Global in Colombia
Mercy Global partners with an organization comprised of Wayuu Christians and Venezuelan missionaries to minister to the Wayuu people, an indigenous people group that resides in Colombia and Venezuela. Our main goal is to share the Gospel with the unreached Wayuu population and to disciple the Christian Wayuu youth.
The Wayuu people of Colombia currently inhabit the Guajira Peninsula, the 2nd poorest region in the Americas. They live in extreme poverty, struggling daily with hunger and lack of access to clean water. They have had to endure exploitation of their land, misallocation of their water resources, and water poisoning caused by a multinational coal mining company. In the past five years, over 3000 Wayuu children have died as a result of malnutrition and lack of proper medical care.