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Wuqu' Kawoq

Org #1396
Vetted since 2009 Top Ranked Effective Nonprofit Site Visit Verified
2007
year founded
$645,032
raised on GlobalGiving
14
years fundraising
3
projects funded
* Amounts in US Dollars

Mission

Led by indigenous health workers, Wuqu' Kawoq delivers comprehensive, high-quality, culturally competent care and research to transform health in rural Guatemala. Although almost half of all Guatemalans speak a Mayan language, most health care is delivered in Spanish. Many indigenous Maya people also confront discrimination, cost, and transportation barriers to accessing quality health care. The result is a range of substantial health disparities. For instance, while 46% of children in Guatemala suffer from chronic malnutrition, that rate exceeds 80% in many rural, indigenous communities. Founded in 2007, Wuqu' Kawoq (also known as Maya Health Alliance) is a community-based organiz... read more

Project Leaders
Anne Kraemer Diaz
Anne Kraemer Diaz
Jill Hodges
Jill Hodges
Emily Lopez
Emily Lopez
Team
Anne Kraemer Diaz, Peter Rohloff
Organization Information
PO Box 91
Russell Rohloff
Bethel, VT 05032
United States
617-447-3034
Organization Information
PO Box 91
Russell Rohloff
Bethel, VT 05032
United States
617-447-3034

Project Reports

Each of GlobalGiving’s nonprofit partners is required to send quarterly donor reports detailing the impact of their work. Here are some of their recent updates:

Fostering Family Efforts for Improved Nutrition

By Emily Lopez | Development and Digital Communications Manager

I boarded the only bus bound for the community of Paraxquin with nutrition technician Johana at 6:30 am. During the ninety-minute journey from Maya Health offices,  80s and 90s music accompanied... Read the full report ›

Transforming Lives in San Antonio Suchitepequez

By Emily Lopez | Development and Digital Communications Manager

Early Friday morning, we embarked on our journey to San Antonio Suchitepéquez to meet Irma Robles, a Nutrition Technician deeply involved with Wuqu’ Kawoq for the past 8 years. At 7:30... Read the full report ›

Daniel's Journey: Resilience and Hope

By Emily Lopez | Development and Digital Communications Manager

In the heart of Sololá, nestled in the municipality of Aldea Xolbé, a remarkable transformation is unfolding in the life of young Daniel. His family has witnessed a profound change, and... Read the full report ›
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