height travel weighing Fight Rising Malnutrition in Rural Guatemala

Wuqu' Kawoq

Org #1396
Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$606,624
raised on GlobalGiving
13
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:

Nov 28, 2022
Support Equity and Global Health this Giving Tuesday
We hope that you will include Wuqu' Kawoq in your Giving Tuesday plans!  Why us?  We are making progress every day toward greater health equity by delivering high-quality care in our...
Sep 27, 2022
Why We Need to Act Now on Hunger in Guatemala
Over the last seven years, we have benefitted from a wonderful partnership with the University of Cincinnati Medical School, which sends medical residents in the global health program to join our team...
Aug 23, 2022
Acute Hunger Reaching New Highs in Guatemala
The hunger problem in Guatemala continues to get worse. Rising costs of food, fuel, and fertilizers are driving basic expenses beyond the reach of most families; some 4.6 million Guatemalans cannot...
 
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