After Tropical Storm Agatha passed in May of 2010, Wuqu’ Kawoq began to work in many communities in need of emergency aid. During this time we were made aware of a number of these communities in need of emergency healthcare through another nonprofit organization called Mil Milagros, which in Spanish means 1000 Miracles. Mil Milagros was founded in 2007 with their major focus on education and nutrition for children in malnourished Mayan communities.
Wuqu’ Kawoq is thrilled to be working with Mil Milagros to help provide holistic care for the children and families in these communities. In one community, Chichimuch, we have begun a nutrition supplement program to prevent and treat stunting in children under 5 years of age. In Chichimuch we are also able to provide care for patients of all ages in the community. Our partnership with Mil Milagros has been extremely successful and we recently received photos of a mural done by children at the school in Chichimuch. The mural even includes a WK physician!
We look forward to continuing this partnership and the sharing of ideas and resources to achieve our common goal.