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Wuqu' Kawoq

Org #1396
Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$586,447
raised on GlobalGiving
12
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Led by indigenous health workers, Wuqu' Kawoq delivers comprehensive, high-quality, culturally competent care and research to transform health in rural Guatemala. Although almost half of all Guatemalans speak a Mayan language, most health care is delivered in Spanish. Many indigenous Maya people also confront discrimination, cost, and transportation barriers to accessing quality health care. The result is a range of substantial health disparities. For instance, while 46% of children in Guatemala suffer from chronic malnutrition, that rate exceeds 80% in many rural, indigenous communities. Founded in 2007, Wuqu' Kawoq (also known as Maya Health Alliance) is a community-based organiz... read more

Project Leaders
Anne Kraemer Diaz
Anne Kraemer Diaz
Jill Hodges
Jill Hodges
Team
Anne Kraemer Diaz, Peter Rohloff
Organization Information
PO Box 91
Russell Rohloff
Bethel, VT 05032
United States
617-447-3034
Organization Information
PO Box 91
Russell Rohloff
Bethel, VT 05032
United States
617-447-3034

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Apr 29, 2022
Moms can make all the difference in the fight against hunger in Guatemala
With your support, we have been able to scale up our fight against child malnutrition in rural Guatemala throughout the Covid pandemic. Our nutrition technologists have provided nutritional...
Mar 9, 2022
Expanding Impact & Ending Hunger in Guatemala
Lily Ajú grew up in Patzún, a Kaqchikel Maya town, in a modest cluster of homes surrounded by family, including two brothers and two sisters. As a young girl, she dreamed of making a...
Feb 11, 2022
Speaking our Patients' Languages to Beat Covid and Hunger in Guatemala
Around the world, people who speak indigenous languages have worse health outcomes.This is especially true in Guatemala, where half of the population speaks one of 22 Mayan languages, but most health...
 
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