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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

486 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala was a great experience for our Daughter in June of 2016 and for me as well in Oct. 2017.
Mission Guatemala impressed me in how they take care of the Mayan people on so many levels!
I will be going back for several more years.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Mission Guatemala is always striving to do the best they can. I pray and hope God continues to use this organization to help people in the future!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This trip was my first! Guatemala is a beautiful country and the people are amazing.
I am pleased with the staff and the care that they gave us.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Had a wonderful time, great accomidations, good food, was a wonderful place to use my god given talents to help those in a remote area of the world, most often forgotten by us.
The river house is a beautiful place, I photographed over 60 native plants and their flowers for my 88 year old mother to see, as well as my own enjoyment. The local people and those with whom I worked with were warm, friendly, and appreciative of our team. We made many friends in the week spent at Mission Guatemala. Mr. David Pugh

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a wonderful experience, with a wonderful group of caring individuals. Mission Guatemala is providing necessary medical treatments, nutritional lunch programs for kids and aiding the communities in many other ways.

Jennifer E.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just returned form a Mission Guatemala work project (pouring concrete columns for a regional teachers' building) and our group of 12 wholeheartedly feels that the projects Mission Guatemala works on are chosen in a way that shares the most good as decided by the community leaders. All of their programs -- nutrition, scholarships and construction -- are constantly reviewed to make sure they are effective, needed and supported locally. Well done good and faithful servants!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala was an extremely organized nonprofit that took the time to teach our team about the culture of Guatemala. Members of the Mission Guatemala team went out of their way to welcome our team and make us feel like one big family. This nonprofit went above and beyond and I cannot wait to return to Casa del Rio.

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.