Archive for indigenous

The Role of Mayan Languages in Cancer Care and Research in Guatemala

|

A Maya patient at a national hospital in Guatemala. Photo courtesy of Rob Tinworth. One day in January, I helped a Guatemalan staff physician see patients at a Wuqu’ Kawoq clinical site in Guatemala. Wuqu’ Kawoq is a non-governmental organization that provides health care and development services for rural Maya communities in Guatemala. A young indigenous…

Continue Reading

Success, Smiles, and a Saved Life

|

Results that Matter,Results you can see! A beautiful success story! Impact is important yet difficult to measure, and it can be even more difficult to really see. We are thrilled to bring you Gustavo, a baby boy who is growing and thriving because of donors like you! In…

Continue Reading

Language Revitalization and Development Work

|

Exciting New Publication from our team on Language Revitalization and Development Work! Listen to Kaqchikel Maya Spoken Here! An excerpt from the publication: The relationship between language revitalization and development work should now be obvious: the causes of language shift and endangerment are exactly the social, economic, and…

Continue Reading

That’s Why We are Here!

|

Just now, as I walked out of the clinic in the Bocacosta to place more chairs for waiting patients, one of our long time patients, who suffered a horrible stroke, stopped me. She spoke to me in a soft voice…“Thank you all, so much for what you do….

Continue Reading