75% of the indigenous

population lives

in poverty



Nearly 50% of children under five
are chronically malnourished.
(80% in indigenous populations)




1 in 3 indigenous women
have no access to health
and family planning services.



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




Guatemalan women report their
ideal number of children as 2.
They have 3.1 on average, 3.7 in
indigenous communities.
This is the highest fertility rate in
Latin America and the Caribbean.

WE BELIEVE IN REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS

WINGS is a US and Guatemala registered nonprofit which for 15 years has provided family planning education and reproductive health services to marginalized communities in Guatemala. We believe that reproductive health is the first step in the fight against poverty, chronic malnutrition, maternal and infant deaths and gender inequality.

OUR PROGRAMS

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OUR PROGRAMS

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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 74 community-based promoters provides counselling and short-term methods. Through mobile and stationary clinics, we provide long-acting reversible and permanent contraception.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

 

CAPACITY BUILDING
Captura de pantalla 2016-02-01 a la(s) 12.46.35We improve the quality of information and services provided by women’s rights and youth organizations, public health service providers (including Ministry of Health personnel) and partner organizations by training their staff and monitoring their activities.

OUR IMPACT

We educated and counseled 216,332 women, men and youth on family planning

We screened 
50,278 women for cervical cancer

We prevented 225,022 unintended pregnancies

We prevented1,269 child and 82 maternal deaths

Read our latest Annual Report to find out more about our work and impact:

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