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

Founded in 2001, WINGS Guatemala is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides quality reproductive health education and services to underserved, primarily rural Guatemalan youth, women, and men. We take a holistic approach to reproductive health that recognizes the diverse barriers to exercising rights at the local level and engages community members, including indigenous women and girls, to secure reproductive rights and bring their voices to the forefront of the decision-making process.

WINGS CLINIC IN ANTIGUA

You are very welcome to visit our clinic in Antigua on a walk-in basis. Our priority is to serve the low-income, rural and indigenous population in Guatemala, but we also offer reproductive health information and services to general public, asking for a donation which helps us support our work. We offer a professional and personalized service and we have English speakers on board to make sure you feel comfortable if you’re brushing up on your Spanish while in Antigua.
Please see below for the list of services we offer as well as suggested donations.

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

OUR IMPACT

We educated and counseled 244,103 women, men and youth on family planning

We screened 
54,472 women for cervical cancer

We prevented 235,168 unintended pregnancies

We prevented1,336 child and 86 maternal deaths

WINGS