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Hot off the Press! Read WINGS' 2015 Results Report:

OUR IMPACT

 

Since 2011 we prevented

56,038 unintended pregnancies

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WHY GUATEMALA?

Guatemalan women

report their ideal number of children as 2. They have 3.1 on average, 3.7 in indigenous communities.

1 in 3

indigeous women have no access to health and family planning services

75%

of the indigenous population lives in poverty

Nearly 50%

of children under five are chronically malnourished (80% in indigenous populations)

The average

Guatemalan woman is pregnant for 1,080 days during her lifetime

OUR WORK

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Cervical Cancer Prevention

Cervical cancer is the leading cause of death among Guatemalan women. We provide rapid screening and immediate treatment of pre-cancerous cells using visual inspection with acetic acid and cryotherapy.


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    Meeting Adolescent Needs

    Nearly half of all Guatemalans are under 19 and have unique reproductive health needs. WINGS works with young women and men to ensure access to youth-friendly information and services.

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Increasing access to Family Planning

We give low-income, indigenous and rural women and men the opportunity to plan and space their pregnancies by expanding access to information and a range of services in their communities. Our network of 103 community-based promoters provides counselling and short-term methods. Through mobile and stationary clinics, we provide long-acting reversible and permanent contraception.

TESTIMONIALS

After visiting Guatemala so many times and seeing young women in poor health because of bearing so many children at young ages, I became a strong supporter of WINGS’ efforts in education, health services, and family planning. What an important contribution to bettering the quality of life for women and their families.

Rosie Sundeen, Supporter

I visited Guatemala on numerous occasions. Last year, I volunteered with WINGS and joined one of the mobile clinics. I had an opportunity to see the huge need for help in Guatemala. I support WINGS because I want to help empower women in Guatemala.

Karolina Pajor, Volunteer

During our two years in Guatemala, we were shocked to see very young girls carrying babies on their backs and children working in the fields to help their family make ends meet. When we met Sue Patterson and learned about WINGS, it became one of our favorite charities.

Marietta and Stephen Bartoletti, Supporters

I believe in the mission and want to help disadvantaged communities in Guatemala.

Rebecca, Supporter

I believe in empowering and educating women, and enabling men to support that progress.

Anonymous, Supporter

I support WINGS because I believe that women everywhere should be able to decide and plan their future.

Kasia O’Donnel, Supporter

OUR IMPACT

In 2014 we educated and counselled 13,079 women, men and youth on family planning

In 2015 We screened 3,062 women for cervical cancer

32,651 short & long term contraceptive methods were provided by our promoters and mobile units in 2014

Since 2011:
56,038 unplanned pregnancies avoided
12,114 unsafe abortions prevented
368 child and 25 maternal deaths prevented

Read our latest Annual Report to find out more:

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