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Review for WINGS Guatemala, Pueblo, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I'm a U.S. citizen who has lived in Guatemala for 25 years. Seventeen years ago I learned about WINGS and decided to raise some funds for this amazing organization, for many reasons. As a mother of two in a country which afforded me good medical care, I couldn't imagine the lives of women with so many children that they were undernourished and lacked education. When I came to Guatemala, there were ten million people. I think we're pushing 17 million! This can't continue. One of the reasons that the population has expanded to quickly is that the great majority of poor people in this country have very little access to information about birth control/family planning. WINGS provides that, and counsels people about the methods that they can use so that they can afford to give their PLANNED children a chance for an education, for better nutrition and health ... and so much more! It's wonderful!
I could say more, like how I gave a poor indigenous woman just over $1.50 so this 40-year-old mother of 3 was able to get a vaginal exam. Cysts were found. For less than $40, I treated her to a D&C and she will be able to live to raise her children. She goes back for check-ups and is SO grateful! Multiply that little story 1000s of times!!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I think that it's going along brilliantly. The staff is SO dedicated and knowledgable. If more people would donate, they would do even more!

Role:  Volunteer

Deet, there really aren't words to express how grateful we are to you - you have connected us to so many people over the years and we are so lucky to have you in our community!