Through community organizing and intensive medical care, WK is one of the few NGOs in Guatemala successfully treating child malnutrition. WK needs a building in order sustain & expand these services.
What is the issue, problem, or challenge?
In 2007, WK began working on child malnutrition in Socorro Suchitepequez, Guatemala. In under two years, WK cut the rates of child malnutrition in that region by more than half. Unfortunately, WK's current building in the Bocacosta lacks adequate ventilation, lighting, or examination space. This severely limits WK's ability to scale up services and, ultimately, treat more children. WK has already raised funds to purchase the plot of land. Now, funds for the building itself are needed.
How will this project solve this problem?
Over the next several years, WK hopes to expand its successful child malnutrition program to half a dozen towns surrounding Socorro. Through construction of a new clinical space, WK will be equipped to serve about 1,250 children and their families.
Potential Long Term Impact
With a building on the coast, WK can respond to sustain and expand services for vulnerable and malnourished children. WK's clean water projects, women's health initiatives, and community education programs, already underway, will also expand more.
Total Funding Received to Date: $5,864
This project is now in implementation and no longer available for funding. Received funds will be used to accomplish concrete objectives as indicated in the project's "Activities" section. Updates will be posted under the "Project Report" tab as they become available.
Donors' contributions and pledges to this project totaled $5,864 . The original project funding goal was $26,000.