Health
 Guatemala
Project #7642

Build a Medical Clinic for 1,250 Mayan Children

by Wuqu' Kawoq

Summary

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.
$26,000
total goal
$20,136
remaining
71
donors
0
monthly donors
4
years active

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.

Solution

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.

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.

Resources

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Organization Information

Wuqu' Kawoq

Location: Bethel, VT - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.wuqukawoq.org
Project Leader:
Peter Rohloff
Executive Director
Bethel, VT United States

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.

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