Celebrating 15 Years!
We turned 15 on January 1, 2022! We were born on January 1, 2007 – the day “Wuqu’ Kawoq” on the traditional Mayan calendar. Wuqu’ Kawoq represents medicine and healthcare providers. So we chose that as our name to reflect our mission of bringing quality care to rural, Mayan communities.
Reflecting back on our 15 years, we’ve remained true to this mission, chipping away at the barriers to quality health care in indigenous communities, like language, culture, cost, distance, and discrimination. We’ve served more than 100,000 patients and provided care in more than 215,000 clinic visits.
As part of our anniversary, we are highlighting 15 essential building blocks that have established the foundation for this work. We are Building Health Together – with patients, communities, NGO and government partners – and you. There’s a popular expression here in Guatemala that captures this spirit: manos a la obra. Literally, hands to the work. Or, let’s do this!
Much work remains. We invite you to join us as we continue to learn and build!