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Review for Wuqu' Kawoq - Maya Health Alliance, Bethel, VT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I observed first hand, women and children in Guatemala patiently waiting in line for their turn to see the doctor. He had great patience himself; he saw each woman, each child. Most complaints were stomach aches due intestinal parasites. Vitamins were given to the children. The women were so stoic - all wanted their children to be seen with little thought for themselves. Lists were kept; complete documentation of who was seen and when and what complaints. Referrals were made which the non profit would see to it that appointments were kept. The women and children had trust in the medical team - it was a hot day, a long line and all were seen. The clinic was held in a small cinder block home; the non profit is raising money to build a clinic with weekly supportive care,

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Review for Wuqu' Kawoq - Maya Health Alliance, Bethel, VT, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I have witnessed first hand the caring and compassionate work of Wuku Kawoq as evidenced by a small medical clinic in an impoverished village of Socorro. Long lines of women with children waited patiently to be seen by the volunteer doctor and aide - the day was hot; each client was seen; vitamins and iron pills were dispensed as needed after blood tests were done; cases of worms and lice were seen. The doctor and his aide knew the native language and were able to fluently discuss symptoms with the women and children. This was just one of several clinics administered by Wuku Kawoq. The NGO believes in the people learning to help themselves. Examples: Constructing water filters after introduction and information by Wuku Kawoq to help eliminate diarrhea and intestinal diseases; young Maya women studying maternal and infant health; instruction and education for Maya midwifery, demonstration farms for indigenous to learn better productivity for cacao, bananas and coffee. Wuku Kuwoq is able to retain the loyalty and continued help of all who have volunteered and interned with the NGO. Grants and donations are invaluable to keep up ongoing projects - the board and staff immediately got to work with supplies, water, food, medicines and physical help when the recent hurricane devastated Guatemala - their help and aid knows no bounds. A very important endeavor is the continued study of all volunteers to learn the native dialects to better connect with people. Wuku Kawoq is truly a NGO to be proud of.

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Socorro and Chocola, Guatemala

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About every week

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Role:  Volunteer & I aided with counting vitamins, listing clients, holding children in small clinic in Socorro, Guatemala. I have been a donor.