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Wuqu' Kawoq

Org #1396
Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$552,162
raised on GlobalGiving
12
years fundraising
2
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:

Nov 29, 2021
Building Trust for Safer Births in Rural Guatemala
An essential part of our work empowering indigenous health workers, who understand our patients’ languages and cultures, is our partnership with Mayan midwives. Most Mayan women choose to...
Nov 11, 2021
Fighting Hunger in Rural Guatemala on All Levels
A lot of our success closing health gaps in rural Guatemala relies on the efforts of our patients and families. We bring the expertise, medical equipment, and nutrients; they contribute the wisdom,...
Oct 6, 2021
Empowering Mothers to Self Advocate
The Covid pandemic has overwhelmed Guatemala's public health system and left many pregnant women feeling isolated, highlighting the need for our Maternal Health Program navigators, who accompany...
 
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