Santa Cruz del Quiché

Department of el Quiché, GUATEMALA PHASE 2

March 2016

One by one our students presented cases revealing their success treating their families and neighbors.


Complete the training started in November 2015.


Complete the basic phase of the training and to identify those health promoters committed to the program. To secure relationships with the health promoters that will allow us to come back to the region to reinforce the teachings and teach more advanced classes.


5 days

The Wu Project Team


Acupuncturists Maria Romero and Dr Alicia Villamarin


  James Hanlon AP


We received a total of $6,000 cash donations through a social media campaign

We received material donations from acupuncture suppliers in form of ear seeds, needles, cups, and moxa from Asia Med, Acumarket and Lhasa-Om plus a few from private donors -We received 20 sets of Om tuning forks from the Acutonics Community.


Program Goal

  • Train over a period of 7 days an estimated 20 health promoters in the basic Wu Project Curriculum
  • To identify a possible site for a permanent clinic where our trainees could treat the local population
  • To supply each of the trainees chinese medical supplies for at least 100 treatments


Partners in Guatemala

Walter Thomas Mendoza Cholotio, Shaman and Carlos Mendoza, social worker.

Logistics of the trip

International travel arrangements were done by the Wu Project participants. The volunteers were responsible to cover their own expenses. ALL participants were required to purchase an international insurance.

Local travel arrangements were done mainly by the our Guatemalan coordinators :

  • Carlos Mendoza
  • Shaman Walter Thomas Mendoza.

They were also in charge of choosing the location for the training as well as the selection of trainees and the promotion of the student clinic in the community .     

The Wu Project Guatemala Mission

The Wu Project sent a Memo of Understanding (as agreed from last Mission in Nepal) through which the Guatemalan team was informed of our program and intentions. They agreed and choose the participants.

The Wu Project received a list of participants and a proposed detailed daily program for the training. The Wu Project agreed with the proposal and planned the trip accordingly.

The Wu Project second Mission inS anta Cruz del Quiché​, Guatemala 2016 Photo Gallery


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