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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

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.

Community Stories

479 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Brooke Kaiser C.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Everything was great!! The entire staff are truly amazing people. All are so helpful , friendly and easy going. They made getting around the area easy because they were such a huge help with any questions or concerns our group had. Someone was always around and available. The accommodations were great and I felt very safe :)

1 Megan H.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing experience and a fantastic staff! Very knowledgeable and accommodating. I will definitely be coming back to do more mission work with this organization!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We were able to serve people and see immediate results. Construction and wood stove installations were very rewarding. Food was excellent, and the country and people are beautiful!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

They are doing the Lord's work in Guatemala working with the Mayan people and bring in mission teams to help and share in this experience and show Christ's love in them by meeting them at their point of need. This last mission with Elberton First Methodist United Methodist of Elberton, Ga USA, was my second mission to Guatemala. While the new has worn off and there have been staff changes, there is nothing to keep me from going back again and I will hold Mission Guatemala and the Mayan people there close to my heart and endeavor to support the best I can. God's will be done!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Excelleñt , holistiç, woñderful staff, organization, mission. Praise Jesus.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My son and I just returned from our mission trip in Guatemala and the experience was amazing. Mission Guatemala is truly a wonderful non profit organization that helps the community in so many ways while treating the people in the community with respect and kindness. All of the staff members are great!!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala is an excellent organization and our mission trip experience was a wonderful opportunity to participate in a service project and learn about their clinic and outreach efforts in the area. Good accommodations, great food and friendly, helpful and informed staff.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am totally impressed with the works and accomplishments that Mission Guatemala has done for the people in this beautiful country. Through their dedicated staffs, I had the opportunity to learn about the people, the culture, and the accomplishments. I am looking forward to return in the near future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I very much enjoyed my trip to Mission Guatemala July 29 - August 6. Everyone who works for Mission Guatemala is very focused on the safely of all of the volunteers as well as the people of Guatemala.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This was a fantastic host for our mission trip. They are very interested in building the local community instead of just providing services. They charge a minimal fee for medical and education services so there is buy-in from the locals. They try to buy local and use local help when possible. We felt well taken care of as a mission group, but were allowed a lot of freedom as well. They did a great job of introducing us to the local culture.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My week spent working with Mission Guatemala was a wonderful experience. I was very pleased with the well planned projects, transportation and meals, hospitality and care from the employees, opportunity to learn about the mission's history and current projects, and the fun cultural experiences.

By the end of my trip I felt like family with the Mission Guatemala employees, the team I traveled with, and the team we worked alongside. It was hard to leave, and I definitely want to return to help Mission Guatemala. It is a great organization with wonderful people!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

An amazing week that was well organized and fun! Mission Guatemala truly has an incredible impact on the community!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I had my first week working with Mission Guatemala last week and it was outstanding!! The work they do in Guatemala is so important and is life changing to the people there.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala has changed my life. Employees are welcoming, knowledgeable, and hilarious. The River House is extremely comfortable and feels very safe. A big emphasis is put on safety, which was very nice to see. The way the whole mission goes about it's work makes it so clear that sharing the love of God is the number one priority. Mission Guatemala made my trip an incredible and unforgettable experience and I will be going back as soon as possible.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I was very impressed with Mission Guatemala and their efforts to help the Guatemalan people while continuing to honor the culture and people living there. This week, I had the opportunity
to see how Mission Guatemala works to improve Guatemalans health, through the medical facilities and food programs they offer, as well as education services through the construction projects they fund. I was also very impressed with how inclusive they are to the Guatemalan people as most of the people we worked with were from Guatemala and many of them didn't know English. It was very obvious how much Mission Guatemala does to encourage the Guatemalan culture through our activities throughout the week.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The week we spent with the Mission Guatemala teams was life changing. They are doing wonderful work for children and families! We will be sponsoring a child for the lunch and medical care program! The week was a true blessing for our family and we will be back to see Dave, Daniel, Delia, Max, Shannon and the rest of the wonderful staff that is focused on doing all the good they can! Thank you for an incredible, life changing week full of learning, giving, and receiving joy!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What an amazing week! Guatemala is a beautiful country with beautiful people. Mission Guatemala did a wonderful job immersing us in the Mayan culture. Our translators never tired of our endless questions and we experienced so much in a week- from building a new office for the school district to spending time with local children doing bible school to shopping in the market. It was truly a mountain-top experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This place is sick! They do so much good for the Guatemalan people and are super efficient at doing so. Keep up the awesome work Dave, Max, Shannon, and the rest of the fam!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala was excellent in catering to the needs of the community as well as the volunteers. I have nothing but high praise for my experience.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala is a wonderful organization. They not only provide resources and labor for many projects, but they also teach people how to fish. Meaning, they help people to help themselves in the process. They work closely with community leaders to determine exactly what they need. In other words, they LISTEN to the people they are helping. This allows them to provide the services/things that the community really needs. Not what they think the community might need.
I recently volunteered to work on one of their projects and it was a great experience. They were wonderful hosts to me, the project was well run and organized. And they have a wonderful reputation in the communities that they serve.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our mission team had a great experience. Mission Guatemala's model for serving is the best I've seen in in the 3 different mission programs I've participated in.