WUQU KAWOQ SA

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Location: PO Box 91 % Russell Rohloff Bethel VT 05032 USA

Mission: The NGO Wuqu’ Kawoq is committed to facilitating excellence and linguistic competence in medical care delivery in the indigenous highlands of Guatemala. There are currently few medical programs in Guatemala that provide care or educational in indigenous Mayan languages. We believe that the provision of first language services is the first step toward excellent care. We cultivate partnerships and fund targeted projects at the intersection of indigenous language rights, literacy, and the provision of medical care. Such projects include: primary care systems development, support for indigenous community health workers, dissemination of written medical resources in indigenous Mayan languages, and literacy and continuing-education training for community health practioners.
Results: We have especially developed expertise in the areas of child malnutrition treatment and prevention, maternal-child health programs, diabetes and chronic disease management,
Target demographics: Kaqchikel and K'ichee' speaking indigenous communities in Guatemala.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000
Geographic areas served: Guatemala
Programs: Child Nutrition Clean Water Diabetes Language Revitalization Rural Health Services Women's Health Prenatal Care Publishing
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Many years ago, I had the pleasure of volunteering with Wuqu' Kawoq, helping out with several clinics. Even though I don't speak a second language, it was obvious the difference the doctors and staff were making. To see the time and care given to each patient was amazing. Although I haven't seen them in action since then, I've been a recurring donor since. I believe strongly that my donation is used thoughtfully and effectively. I love the patient updates and newsletters!

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Wuqu' Kawoq partners with communities to make a difference in people's lives, and not only that, but they coordinate with many other organizations in order to improve the complex network of NGOs in Guatemala. Good work, WK! Thank you for what you do.

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I've been tracking Wuqu' Kawoq's success over the years and it's one of the most impressive non-profit organizations I know. It is extremely focused and community-driven, and its diverse staff are knowledgable and helpful.

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This is a unique organization that does it's work thoughtfully and respectfully. It is fully deserving of our support!

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Over the past two years, I have worked with Wuqu’ Kawoq on clean water projects. They have always shown themselves as an organization with a firm understanding of the people they are helping. The Wuqu’ Kawoq staff in Guatemala I have met through volunteering have been a great pleasure to work with and were very focused on community involvement. It is clear that communities are being improved and community members have great trust for the organization. Personally, the time I spent working with Wuqu’ Kawoq had a huge impact on my perspective on development work.

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I have been coming to Guatemala and taking note of Guatemalan affairs for 30 thirty years now since 1980. There are many excellent NGO (non-government organizations) in the country that are doing fine work for and with the most impoverished and disenfranchised of the population, which frequently are the Indigenous Maya who make up more than half the total population of the country. 500 years of colonization, has kept and continues to keep the people impoverished. The work of Wuqu Kawoq is truly unique in its mission and approach to meet the needs of the People on their own cultural and language level. How novel and caring to find such people. My granddaughter (indigenous from Okla/ Kans) had hoped to assist as a volunteer during our current time here (July~Oct.5, 2012), but it did not materialize.

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Such a great organization doing incredible work. I have not helped in Guatemala, but I have assisted in some administrative, resource development and fundraisng work (I have spent nearly 2 years living and working in Guatemala since 2002/18 months consecutive in 05-06). I'm mostly interested in working with people with disabilities, general health and clean water projects. All are things that WUQU KAWOQ is involved in. I am planning a trip to Guatemala next year and won't leave the country without visiting WK projects in-country. This organization is vital to the people it serves! I've recommened this group to several people who are traveling to Guate.

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These volunteers are doing a great job and are making a difference.

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One of the few organizations who are fully committed to knowing and reaching the people in a meaningful, long-term, life changing way for generations. Teaching the population in their native language, working to preserve their culture as well as their health. Not just missionaries who drop in for a week and never return. Amazing leadership and long-term vision. Training the trainers - educating native midwives. Addressing childhood malnutrition. A first class responsible organization that will make the most of every penny for the Guatemalan population in need.

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We are donors and my daughter also volunteered in Guatemala as a translator for Wuqu Kawoq. Through her we know of the good work they do to help families and especially children that need health care and nutritional assistance. We also receive email updates from the group so we know our donations are being put to good use. If you can donate please do so. Your money will be well spent!

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