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
Programs: 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.
Mission Guatemala is strategic and thoughtful in the way that they support and encourage healthcare, nutrition, and education in Guatemala. They are excellent stewards of the financial donations that they receive, and they are impacting Guatemala in an amazingly positive way. Thank you for another incredible week!
Mission Guatemala is providing much-needed support for the poorest of the poor in Guatemala. With a newly-opened clinic and day care center, this organization is providing Christ-centered care by meeting physical and day-to-day needs. Tom Heaton and his group are truly acting as the hands and feet of Jesus on a daily basis. My home church recently held a medicine drive to collect over-the-counter medications to help stock the clinic's pharmacy. We can't wait to see how God uses and multiplies these gifts for the people Mission Guatemala is serving.