Mission Guatemala Inc
Rating: 4.94 stars 397 397 reviews 47,477
230 W Spruce St. Princeton IN 47670 USA
Mission Guatemala Inc., is a faith-based 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served and impoverished Guatemalan peoples through health, education and nutrition initiatives and missionary service.
Geographic areas served:
Lake Atitlan Region, Guatemala
Mission guatemala operates a medical clinic and dental clinic for impoverished and underserved guatemalans. The clinic provides low cost medical care and dental care. It also provides low cost medicines. No one is denied service. At year end, the clinic was averaging 450 patients per month.
currently mission guatemala operates two feeding centers providing a healthy lunch five days a week to 160 chronically malnourished children each day. The feeding centers are located in the communities of nueva esperanza and xepec. Mission guatemala also distributes food to individuals and families to help relieve hunger issues. Chronic malnutrution is a growing issue in guatemala. According to the world food program, guatemala is fourth in the world for chronic child malnutrution.
the organization uses volunteers from churches and other organizations in the united states to aid in community development by the construction of needed facilities at schools and the community at large. These construction projects are done in partnership with communities who help define their needs in the areas of health, education and nutrition. Examples would be handwashing sinks at schools, recreation areas at schools, kitchens for school food preparation, community health centers, and classrooms.
the organization brought u. S. Volunteers to guatemala to assist with projects which benefited the guatemalan communities where the mission is located. Projects included home repair, repair of school and preschool facilities, and emergency relief programs.
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This was my first international missions trip and it was an amazing experience! The staff is really friendly and truly care for the groups. Aside from doing amazing work, our group also got to experience Guatemalan culture which really helped to place everything into perspective. I value the relationships and people I met and connected with while there. I cannot wait to go back in the future!
Variety of programs helping improve life for under-served Guatemalans. Medical, dental and eye clinics with on-site pharmacy. Water filtration program, school lunch, and community-identified construction projects programs in local villages. Good facilities for volunteer teams, great staff as well as interest in helping volunteers learn more about Mission Guatemala and Guatemalan peoples.
The accommodations were much better than most, as we had hot water and could flush the toilets. Our meals were prepared on site, which probably helped with the expense.
The staff of Mission Guatemala were very gracious and friendly, and made it a point to put us in touch with many of the Guatemalan people. The Mission Guatemala staff were accommodating and made themselves available to help us take care of some of the necessary functions, like taking us to the bank to exchange money, allowing us to shop in the markets and assisted us so we got value for our monies spent, had persons to translate, since Mayan dialects were spoken in many of the markets, took us on tours to help us get a feel for the culture, took us out to hear some of the history and lore of Guatemala.
The best thing they did was taught us about some of the biggest challenges the people in developing Guatemala face. They constantly are surveying the needs of the native people and adjusting their plans accordingly. They began by opening a medical clinic to treat people, have expanded with an eye clinic where glasses prescriptions can be obtained, have huge nutrition programs (feeding 800+ children each Wednesday), providing nutritional products to moms for preschoolers and providing education scholarships and vocational programs to enable more people to learn a sustainable trade to provide for themselves and their families. And the list goes on...I would not only recommend Mission Guatemala, but hope to return soon to be a part of this amazing mission!
Mission Guatemala is a perfect place to take your group! They arrange everything and even plan some very interesting and fun activities that help you get to know the Guatemalan culture. We felt our work was very meaningful and hope to go back someday!
Nothing but great things from this organization! Loved being able to spend the week with them. Great hospitality and personalities. Hope to return!
Excellent organization with friendly and helpful staff that now feels like family! Very good food and comfortable accommodations (with beautiful grounds and views) Leaders were
helpful, interesting, organized and hard-working. We loved building bathrooms for the school in Godinez and having a Vacation Bible School type program in the afternoons for the students. The work was good - the relationships we made were unforgettable!! I highly recommend Mission Guatemala!
Excellent Mission experience. Very professional. Doing great work for so many!
This was the best mission trip I have ever been apart of. The staff was incredible! They loved with open arms and always had a smile on their face! The trip was very organized. I felt safe at all times. I had an incredible time and want to return! Thanks for all that you do in Guatemala!
Mission Guatemala opened our church with open arms and with patient hearts. We built forever friendships with all the workers and staff. Diego, Dave, Caleb, and Ed were outstanding examples of Christ throughout the week. We cannot wait to come back.
Great experience! Good food and great place to stay. Loved working with children and building bathrooms at a school in Godinez.