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Reproductive Health in Guatemala

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THE STORY:

WOMENS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR GUATEMALAN SOLUTIONS INC wrote -

Why is Family Planning Important? 

Family Planning is critical to promoting gender equality and supporting healthier families; by enabling women to delay, space, and prevent pregnancy, family planning gives women the opportunity to stay in school longer, seek employment to secure economic independence, and invest in the health and education of their children.  

  • Guatemala is ranked a dismal 116 out of 135 countries for gender equality, reflecting the lack of control women have over  their own health and education and their inability to access economic and political opportunities.
  • One out of two children in Guatemala is currently suffering from chronic malnutrition, which is closely linked the country-wide lack of available family planning information and services.  
  • Access to family planning can reduce maternal deaths by as much as 35%, deaths among infants by as much as 10%-20%, and unsafe abortions by 70%.
  • The average Guatemalan woman has 4.1 children, the poorest 20% of Guatemalan women average 6 children, and indigenous families in some regions of Guatemala average 10 children.  
  • By 2025, the current annual number of new cases and deaths associated with cervical cancer are expected to nearly double in Guatemala. Only 10% of Guatemalan women have ever been screened for this easily prevented cancer.
  • In WINGS’ target area, 79.83% of the population live below the poverty line and 43.51% live in a state of extreme poverty which means their annual income of $410 does not meet their basic need for food.

How You Can Help:

A little support goes along way with WINGS.

  • WINGS can provide Jadelle, a reversible contraceptive implant, for $20, protecting a woman from unintended pregnancy for up to 5 years.
  • For just $60, WINGS can help a woman undergo a voluntary tubal ligation.
  • $100 will allow WINGS to provide 16 women with a year's supply of oral contraceptives, allowing them to take control of their reproductive health.
  • WINGS can screen and treat 10 women for cervical cell abnormalities for $250, helping them prevent cervical cancer.

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To This Fundraiser

$2,715

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sarah Mechtenberg

    $20

  • Cordelia Anderson

    $100

  • Ann&Dick; Leahy

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Mark and Mary Jo Nissen

    $1,000

  • Carol Hall

    $50

  • MEH

    $100

  • Kathryn Erickson

    $20

  • Dennis Turner

    $25

  • Charlie

    $200

  • William New

    $100

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The Team: $100,860 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

WOMENS INTERNATIONAL NETWORK FOR GU...

Amount Raised

$97,935

 

140% Raised of$70,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Wheeler

Amount Raised

$2,715

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Charlotte Brewer

Amount Raised

$110

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sandra wilkinson

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

William New

William New

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Charlie

Charlie

DONATION: $200

Sue Patterson is a wonderful leader 6 years ago

Dennis Turner

Dennis Turner

DONATION: $25

Honor of Sue Wheeler 6 years ago

Kathryn Erickson

Kathryn Erickson

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

MEH

MEH

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Carol Hall

Carol Hall

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Mark and Mary Jo Nissen

Mark and Mary Jo Nissen

DONATION: $1,000

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,000

The gift Guatemala has given me 6 years ago

Ann&Dick; Leahy

Ann&Dick; Leahy

DONATION: $100

In tribute to Sue Wheelrt 6 years ago

Cordelia Anderson

Cordelia Anderson

DONATION: $100

6 years ago