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The Wayuu are an indigenous tribe in Colombia, based in the north-eastern tip of the country, the magical, hot, dry desert lands of La Guajira.
Their beautiful, colourful handmade bags, called ‘Mochillas’, produced by its female members are the primary source of income for the tribe. They have also become a fashion fad in major cities around the world.
While the Mochillas may be “trendy” accessories for upscale shoppers, the life of the Wayuu community is far from glamourous. Let down by their own Government for Centuries, the Wayuu people battle Drought, Malnutrition, and Corruption….CCTV America’s Toby Muse reports.