Project #2394

Family Planning for Guatemalans Living in Poverty

Feb 20, 2012

Getting Men Involved in Family Planning

Luis Miguel is 32 years old and has two children. He comes from a family of 18. Luis is illiterate because his parents could not afford to send him to go to school, and he desperately wants his kids to avoid the same fate. Knowing that he and his wife would not be able to financially support a third child, he took matters into his own hands. In passing, Luis heard about a family planning clinic day and decided to attend to receive a WINGS-subsidized vasectomy after a discussion with his wife.

"I told my wife I didn’t want to have more kids, but I needed her as a wife and a partner to be sure not to have more kids.  I want to give my children what they need, build them a house, send them to school through university, clothe them and make sure they live happily. The same for my wife – I want to enjoy going on walks and spending time with my kids and family. I am very pleased with WINGS and everyone that is committed to family planning, and continue to assist families. God bless them."

To learn more about WINGS' family planning program, visit


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Organization Information


Location: Antigua, N/A - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sally Parmelee
Development Coordinator
Antigua, Guatemala
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