WUQU’ KAWOQ RECEIVES NOTIFICATION OF GRANT FUNDING

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Wuqu’ Kawoq has just received word that its grant application entitled Training of indigenous Kaqchikel-speaking midwives in Guatemala has just been funded at a level of nearly $10,000 by the Conservation, Food, and Health Foundation. This grant will provides support for our training programs in San Juan Comalapa and Tecpán working with the Associación de Comadronas Tradicionales de Chimaltenango. This training program is unique in two ways: First, all training is conducted in the native language, Kaqchikel, of the participants themselves. Second, an integrated and sophisticated data collection and evaluative component is built into the program. We thank the CFH foundation for its support, which will go a long way toward developing culturally appropriate, community-based health education efforts in the region.