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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I am a repeat donor to Wuqu' Kawoq, and I could not be happier with the organization. Over the past few years I have seen first-hand how effective their programs are. Unlike some other Guatemalan NGOs, Wuqu' Kawoq is widely respected in the communities they serve, and for good reason: they offer high quality medical services in a linguistically and culturally responsible way.

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there is no other substantial healthcare program in Guatemala that addresses medical needs in Maya languages. we know that our gifts go directly to the individuals and have seen a major difference in the lives of the communities WK serves.

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As a donor I am happiest about their impact on early childhood and women's health. Their exucation campaign is inspiring. Their facebook updated help me understabd exactly whet their doing and personalize their efforts by providing pictures of classes, heath care checks and villagers.

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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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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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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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These volunteers are doing such a great job for a truly needy people I didn't hesitate to try to help. they recently started (or just found out about it recently) a campaign for folks to "Brown Bag" periodically and send in the money you saved. Very clever concept and I am jumping right in.Keep up the good work and don't get fatigued, remember the opportunity to receive blessings by helping the people allows us little couch potatoes get blessed too! THANKS!

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I had the good fortune to listen to a talk given by the founders of this organization at our university - I was very impressed with the level of involvement, care, and attention to local values and languages and integration with evidence-based medical care. As a donor, I appreciate learning exactly how our funds have helped serve individuals as well as the advancement of knowledge that will sustain change in this area of the world. I appreciate the humanitarian approach and the long-term change that I see.

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I am a donor and would just like to say that helping this outstanding organization is very fulfilling to me. I know my money goes directly to where it can be used, with no middleman. I am kept always kept in the loop with reports and newsletters. I enjoy the correspondence, the pictures of the children, and the outstanding efforts of Wuqu Kawoq to provide quality medical care to these precious children.

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