Mission Guatemala Inc
Rating: 4.94 stars 374 374 reviews 47,294
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
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Mission Guatemala provided us with an outstanding week long immersive experience. We were able to work alongside amazing people doing construction at Tat Loy rehabilitation center but also getting to experience the culture of Guatemala and the Mayan people. Trips to Panajachel and San Juan were fantastic. Learning about the medical clinic, school feeding programs, educational scholarship opportunities, and other great work of Mission Guatemala was inspiring. Accommodations and food were excellent. Travel and scheduling were easy and well planned. Most importantly, the people were wonderful to work with. I will definitely be going back to Mission Guatemala!
Just finished my second trip to Mission Guatemala, and all I can say is - amazing week! Mission Guatemala embodies all that a missions organization should be!! They provide a safe, comfortable place for teams to reside during their week and are staffed by a wonderful group of people. Mission Guatemala works with communities to give them a hand up, not a hand out. MG staff are careful to build relationships with the local communities they work with. The Mayan workers at our site were patient and kind as they provided us with the skills we needed to complete our project. Our worksite was a fun, productive place for everyone. Diego, our team leader, was extremely thoughtful and organized. He made sure we were provided with the tools we needed to complete our project while making sure we had time to build relationships and learn about the culture of Guatemala. We can't wait to return for another trip.
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A great organization that asks the communities it serves what is needed and works hard to invest volunteers in the culture and work of the mission. Thank you for all the good you do, and for letting us be a small part of it.
Mission Guatemala does missions right!! They work with communities doing projects that the communities need that won't be accomplished any other way ( i.e. government). The communities all play some part in the project completion. MG has an amazing team of Mayan leaders who head up the projects and patiently work with the many different levels of skilled and unskilled mission teams that come to help.
Love the love, thoughtfulness and efficiency with which they carry out their mission!!
Our team just finished a fabulous week of service. Our original mission project was installing efficient vented stoves for families who had been cooking indoors obev open fires. We were able to install 5 before we were hindered by heavy rain. Even when we were not able to build stoves Tom Heaton and his staff were able to use their local connections to find ways for us to help another NGO in town.
Mission Guatemala is run by compassionate, organized, efficient people who truly care about the Guatemalan people. We felt safe, comfortable, well informed and really got to experience the joys and challenges of the local families.
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Seeing the impact a new stove has on the families who recieved them. Less exposure to smoke and lower fuel consumption. They were ALL so greatful!
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We have been to mission trips in Cuba and Bolivia and they were both great experiences but Mission Guatemala was far better. They are so well organized the whole experience was wonderful. The work projects were very worthwhile, the local workers so nice to learn to know and gracious to work with. The local leader of the project was Diego and he had the rare combined qualities of being a people person but also well organized.The housing was very comfortable and conducive to group bonding and fun interaction. It was clear the organization is oriented toward development of local leaders, meeting genuine locally identified needs, and very efficient with the use of contributions.
Mission Guatemala was a wonderful experience due to the loving people we worked with and who guided us through our week there. They have accomplished many needed projects for their community and are still striving to improve lives of the people there. I also highly recommend the organization for the food, accommodations and taking us to see the natural beauty of its location . Loved the side trips and special restaurants we ate and of course a little shopping. Special thanks to Diego who was the best helping our group each and every day!
SEVERAL GROUPS ARE HEARING BECAUSE I cannot stop talking about this mission. Thank you all!
The singular best mission experience our group has enjoyed. First class in every way.
Mission Guatemala does absolutely amazing work and I cannot wait to go back.