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Literacy Programs Illiteracy is a huge obstacle for the Wayuu People.  66% of their population do not know how to read or write.  Wayuu children are often discouraged by their inabilities to keep up with their peers in the classroom.  So, many of them drop out believing that an education is worthless. Bread of Hope […]


The Wayuu are considered an unreached people group.  They have a population of around 600,000 people.  Bringing the gospel to the Wayuu is challenging in many ways especially with language and cultural barriers. The Wayuu have a New Testament translation; however, the Old Testament is currently being translated.  In order to overcome the language barrier, […]


Approximately 85% of the Wayuu people live in poverty. And, over 500 Wayuu children die every year due to starvation and/or dehydration. Bread of Hope empowers local churches to restore their value by meeting physical needs like food, water, shelter, and wellness. Through our literacy groups, Bread of Hope provides hot meals to over 200 […]

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The Wayuu people

The Wayuu are known as the people of the sun, sand, and wind. They are located in the arid Guajira Peninsula in northern Colombia and northwest Venezuela. According to Wayuu culture, families are divided up into clans based on their mother’s last name.  Traditional Wayuu families live together on rancherias, a family settlement, where they herd […]


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Mark’s Story

  I’m Mark Kreikemeier and I live in Alpharetta, Georgia with my wife and three children. In 2009, I reluctantly went on a mission trip to Venezuela with eight folks from our church, First Baptist Church Alpharetta. One evening our mission was to deliver food to the people of Maracaibo. The local church member picked […]

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Sharing a Hope and Future in Christ

(Stories from the Field: Maracaibo, Venezuela) In spite of the hardships and challenges that Venezuela is currently going through, God is still moving and God is still faithful.  The world around us may be dying, but HE NEVER CHANGES!  This month we wanted to share with you a story about how one person’s faithfulness can […]

Sembradores – Wayuu Church Planter Training

From December 18th – 22nd, Bread of Hope hosted a church planters’ training for 9 Wayuu leaders.  This training was the just the beginning of a year-long program with these Wayuu church planters. Our first training session centered around God’s Word.  The church planters’ intensively learned how each story in the Bible (beginning in Genesis) […]

Christmas on the Frontlines

  This Christmas Eve, Bread of Hope brought the love, joy, and hope of Christ’s birth to Wayuu families living and working in the landfill of Maicao, Colombia.  This small community of Wayuu families is unique in Colombia.  Usually, Wayuu families in Colombia live in rancherias with their family on land that has been owned for […]

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