Project #2394

Family Planning for Guatemalans Living in Poverty

Dec 2, 2008

WINGS wins Global Giving Challenge!

WINGS' family planning promoters participated in a training on N

Thanks to the support of more than 200 friends, friends of friends, partners, volunteers, and new donors, we are thrilled to announce that WINGS has won the Global Giving Challenge, a contest in which more than 60 projects competed to raise the most funds and earn a permanent spot on the Global Giving website. We raised over $15,000 during the contest period, and as a result of our success, we will receive an additional $4,000 in funding for our family planning project from the Global Giving Foundation.

This funding will have an enormous impact. With these funds, we could provide 1,180 people with voluntary tubal ligations or vasectomies; we could subsidize Jadelle implants for 505 women, protecting them from unwanted pregnancy for five years; our volunteer family planning promoters could provide 1,415 women with Depo-Provera injections for one year; or we could cover the costs of over 1,500 intrauterine devices (IUDs). Of course, how this money is actually spent will depend on the individual choices made by the thousands of women and men who benefit from WINGS' services. Overall, we estimate that this funding will provide more than 6,700 years worth of protection from unwanted pregnancy for Guatemalan couples. By planning their families, these couples will be able to invest in a brighter future for themselves and their children.

On behalf of the team here at WINGS and the people that we serve, thank you for making this success possible! We are grateful for your support.

  • Chantal
    Chantal It is so nice to be kept inform and to see what is being realized with the help of your contribution. Keep up the good work
    • 8 years ago
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  • kathryn
    kathryn Makes concrete the impact of my contribution.
    • 8 years ago
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  • yalcorta
    yalcorta It is great to know that ones donation makes a difference to so many people in need. Sigan con la lucha!
    • 8 years ago
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  • Cici
    Cici Transforms the donation from something abstract to concrete.
    • 8 years ago
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Location: Antigua, N/A - Guatemala
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Sally Parmelee
Development Coordinator
Antigua, Guatemala
$38,122 raised of $45,000 goal
669 donations
$6,878 to go
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