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Review for WINGS Guatemala, Pueblo, CO, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

WINGS Guatemala is an all-around incredible organization. I had the opportunity to work with them last year as a volunteer researcher in almost all of the services they provide, and witnessed the amazing job they do.

When following the mobile clinics around different parts of Guatemala, it was clear that providing rights-based care is their number one priority. Even though the mobile clinics are fast-paced, the WINGS staff would always provide clear counseling to ensure women were making an informed choice about their bodies. It was evident that WINGS is providing a much-needed health care, and they are doing so with above average services.

I also worked with the promotoras network, who provide contraceptive counseling and short term options to women in rural communities. WINGS' commitment to providing the best care for their patients was evident in every step of the promotoras program: from taking care of the women who work for the organization and making sure they received proper training, to ensuring that their patients were satisfied and treated according to the organization's core beliefs of rights-based, best practice care. I was especially impressed with everyone's openness to feedback. The staff at WINGS work hard to review their own programs and is always eager to hear comments on how services could be improved.

Finally, I also worked with the WINGS youth program and it was a wonderful experience! I was able to meet some of the kids that had been part of the program for a while as well as new members who joined this year. I experienced the way the program both helped them in their personal lives—as they became more and more comfortable asserting their rights—as well as their peers, who benefitted from having someone with trustworthy reproductive information to consult. It was truly amazing to hear the experiences these kids had undergone, and the way WINGS impacts their lives.

I feel honored to have worked with WINGS, and hope to be able to collaborate with them again in the future. They are a group of hard-working people who are committed to providing quality reproductive care, and who believe in what the organization stands for.

Role:  Volunteer

Thank you so much, Marianina! We absolutely enjoyed having you as a part of our WINGS family! Your involvement in so many programs was incredibly valuable and we know that we will be talking about the Photo Voice project for years to come - we LOVED it!!!