Mission Guatemala Inc
Rating: 4.94 stars 405 405 reviews 47,644
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 time volunteering with Mission Guatemala, and I would highly recommend this organization to anybody looking to do service-focused mission work in the Central America region! The timing of this trip was perfect, as I was going through several transitions in my personal life and this opportunity allowed me time to reflect on the direction I wanted to take once I returned back home . The week went by way too fast, and I wish I could have stayed longer. The staff is wonderful, and I know that I will develop several life-long friendships with the staff. Shout out to Max and Shannon, hearing your love story made me excited to plan my own wedding. When I return, my goal is to have better knowledge of Spanish as that would have been helpful in communicating with the construction crew. Thank you, Mission Guatemala!
The Mayan people are lovely people even though by American standards they have nothing. They love the Lord their family and they are happy.
We helped Mission Guatemala construct a third floor to Tat Loi a substance abuse treatment center in San Lucas.
I just led a team to engage in a building project with Mission Guatemala. To say we blessed the Mayan people of Guatemala is a bit misleading as they more than blessed our team. Not one member of the team left without being changed in BIG ways. Mission Guatemala does an amazing job of balancing play with work, hiring the indigent Mayans to lead us, thus giving them dignity. I love the emphasis they have on building relationships. They go to great lengths to preserve their connections in the community. Everybody is happy and it is easy to form deep connections.
Our team helped build a basketball/soccer court during our week in Guatemala. Not only did we put in long hours to see the work completed so that children in the community could compete with other schools , but Mission Guatemala basically planned a surprise a day for us it seemed. One of those days was spent visiting a school where a similar court was built and watching students have a fun PE class on it and then got to see the trophies they'd earned as a community on display. Bringing pride to the community isn't a bad way to go. Mission Guatemala's focus on relationships first as they listen to community leaders describe their needs......extends to learning about individual team members. It's just the way they roll. What's become of that investment in relationships is simply mind boggling. They are making a difference in these Guatemalan villages....relationship by relationship!
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share everything Mission Guatemala with any incoming team member whose email was on file as soon as possible (i.e. packing list, project, pics of accommodations which are great by the way)
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This has been the greatest experience of a life time. It all started with the staffs, the mission became a life altering. The joy of unloading 40k lbs. of food to mixing cement by hand. The construction crew was very accommodating to some of us that was not used to working with our hands. Daniele and Orlando made everyone felt like their own family. Went to Guatemala as a stranger left there as a brother.
Our 10 person team had a great week, the staff at Mission Guatemala did an outstanding job teaching us how they work along side the communities, helping them get what they need and involving the the locals in the decision making process. The staff went out of their way to give us a good understanding of the people & cultures of Guatemala. The construction project was organized, materials were onsite and ready to go which allowed the team to get much accomplished. This was my 4th trip to Central America with 3 different organizations, I would rate this trip #1 for relationships with community, staff & volunteers
Thanks Mission Guatemala for all you do!
Mike McConnaha, Lebanon, IN
The Mission Guatemala team far exceeded my expectations! They took care of every little detail of the entire week, and even set aside time to give our team a tour of 2 cities. Their focus on building relationships with the local communities is inspiring and the local resides greatly appreciate all Mission Guatemala does for them and their culture. I will definitely be going back to work with the Mission Guatemala team.
Mission Guatemala is amazing! Their involvement in the community and the difference they are making in inspiring. We are already talking about planning another mission to Guatemala and will absolutely work with Mission Guatemala again.
This was my home away from home for the last 8 days. I look forward to going back in 2 years.
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.