Wuqu’ Kawoq

5,869 donors have funded healthcare for 1,669 Wuqu’ Kawoq patients in Guatemala.

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Wuqu’ Kawoq was founded in 2007 by a group of development workers to create high-quality solutions to community health problems for Guatemala’s indigenous populations.

Wuqu’ Kawoq has been recognized by Great Nonprofits as a Top-Rated Organization. They were also featured on ABC News for their amazing work treating the problem of stunted growth in Guatemala.

Wuqu’ Kawoq is doing big things, and they are committed to complete transparency and accountability. Their annual reports and financial information are available for download on their website.

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Jairon is a young boy from Guatemala. He lives with his parents and siblings in Guatemala's rural western highlands. Jairon loves to spend his time playing with the other children in his village and eating his favorite foods: eggs and beans. Jairon has strabismus, a condition that occurs when the eyes do not align in the same direction and appear crossed. Symptoms of strabismus include double vision, uncoordinated eye movements, fatigue, headache, and loss of vision or depth perception. Jairon was born with an advanced strabismus, and therefore has always had difficulties seeing. He also often feels bad about his condition because other children make fun of him for it. If left untreated, Jairon's vision could be permanently damaged and irreparable. Fortunately, Jairon will receive strabismus correction surgery on February 20. He will receive consultation with a trusted eye specialist before and after surgery, and he will be accompanied by one of our medical partner's staff members throughout the entire process. The surgery itself is fairly simple and requires just a day or two in the hospital. Now, our medical partner, Wuqu' Kawoq, is requesting $1,500 to fund this treatment. Jairon will be able to see clearly for the first time in his life, and he will feel happier and more confident. Jairon's mother says, "I want my son to receive this operation so that he can be like other children and then they won't make fun of him anymore. I thank you for this help. May God bless you."

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Gerson is a young boy from Guatemala. He lives with his parents, grandparents, and twin brother in Guatemala's rural coastal area. He is an active, playful boy, and he loves to spend time painting and drawing. Gerson needs hernia surgery. Hernias occur when part of the intestines bulges through a weak area in the muscles of the stomach wall. Small hernias are often asymptomatic, though they tend to become larger over time, and then create bulges, discomfort, burning, and weakness. A few months ago, Gerson got sick with fever, body aches, and pain in his right leg, which continues to be a great bother to him. Without treatment, his hernia will likely grow, the likelihood that he may develop complications will increase, and his pain will increasingly limit his daily activities. Fortunately, surgery for hernias is very effective and often accomplished without even an overnight stay in the hospital. With $400 in funding, Gerson will receive the case management, medication, surgery, and labs he needs to get his hernia repaired. Surgery is scheduled for November 9. With this treatment, Gerson will be able to live without the pain and discomfort. He will continue going to school and playing with his twin brother. Gerson’s mother says, “My twins are the best gift I have ever received from God. I want nothing more than for my boy to be healthy. My sons are my reason to keep going. Please help me to get this surgery for my son, and I hope that God will repay you fully.”

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