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Mission Guatemala Inc

Rating: 4.94 stars   379 reviews 47,330

Address:

230 W Spruce St. Princeton IN 47670 USA

Mission:

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

2016 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Reviews for Mission Guatemala Inc

Rating: 5 stars  

Best stay yet after two other trips. Hotel stay was great and work projects were well organized.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is set in the beautiful Lake Atitlan area familiar to many as a tourist destination. But, beyond what most tourists see are the lives of many Mayan people who work day to day in their towns and villages overcoming poverty. Mission Guatemala not only steps in to help these people, but connects the volunteers who participate with the real people and their real lives.

 
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Rating: 4 stars  

I'm the pastor of a church that brought a work team to Mission Guatemala, and I was very impressed, not only with how they worked with our team (providing instruction, materials, hospitality, and such), but also with how they work with the communities in which they serve -- not telling the communities what they need, but LISTENING to the communities and working with the local people to assess and address the needs. If there was any disappointment for me as a pastor, it was the apparent lack of intentionality when it comes to addressing SPIRITUAL needs in the communities. However, this is not to take anything away from the excellent work they do in addressing issues of health, education, and such. And it would certainly not keep us from returning to Mission Guatemala with another team.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Very well organized. The people running Mission Guatemala care about their work, their volunteers, and the people of Guatemala. They run a wonderful program allowing the volunteers to work with native Guatemalans on projects, educating the volunteers about the Mayan culture and allowing the volunteers some free time to see Panajachel and San Juan del Lago. I would recommend this nonprofit to everyone with a heart for service.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Mission Guatemala is making a real impact on the communities it serves. Their projects are relevant and meaningful and they equip volunteers with the knowledge and tools necessary to successfully deliver them. The in country staff is wonderfully patient and supportive.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2016

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Love the love, thoughtfulness and efficiency with which they carry out their mission!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

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.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

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!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

No changes!

 
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