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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations

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

425 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Our trip was extremely well organized. A nice balance of hard work and play. I respect how Mission Guatemala used local businesses, people to help the community. Our translators were excellent and fun to work with. The accommodations were comfortable and food excellent. There is so much love and dedication to this organization and wonderful to see directly how this benefits others. I've told everyone about the good work and hope to be back for the next trip our church organizes.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

What a fantastic week we just had at Mission Guatemala. I left a piece of my heart at the River House in Pana and also in San Andreas at the worksite. This was our (Argyle, Texas United Methodist Church) first experience with this mission organization and they did not disappoint. We were able to contribute physical labor hours to the project and they contributed fantastic insights into the local people and into the Mayan culture. I would STRONGLY recommend anyone that is looking for a mission opportunity to work with Mission Guatemala!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala is a very well organized organization. I was very impressed on their ability to find the needs in the community and help to meet and exceed those needs. I look forward to returning in the future to help continue their great work.

Drew11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Wonderful organization! Not my first international mission trip but by far the best construction trip I've ever done. The team at Mission Guatemala was well organized, flexible, and passionate about bringing long lasting help to their community. Our team of eleven had a profound experience and would reccomend this trip to any group looking to serve in Guatemala.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My experience with Mission Guatemala was top-notch. My team was a group of nutrition students and two of our professors. During our 9 days in the country we got to work closely with Mission Guatemala's social workers to tour the feeding programs they sponsor and teach cooking classes to junior high school students. Our experience was perfectly tailored to us so we could use our specific skills to best serve the community. In getting to work alongside the Mission Guatemala employees, I believe we were able to truly do some good in the community. All of our days were planned very well to best utilize our time. We were never without translators to help us communicate. The team at Mission Guatemala takes good care of the incoming missionaries.

Elizabeth244

Volunteer

Rating: 5

The people at Mission Guatemala put their heart and soul into their work for helping others. I have never felt safer, more accommodated, or welcomed, than before staying and working with Mission Guatemala. They make it a priority to teach about and expose their guests to the local culture, to better educate us guests when we interact with people we serve. Their goal is not to come into a community and change their customs and their way of life to something they believe is superior, but to work as a partner and supporter to the community. They recruit and teach people to be leaders within their communities to fulfill the needs of their people. Overall it is an amazing organization that I intend to continue to support in the future.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been on several mission trips over the years. I was very impressed with the work Mission Guatemala does and the efficient way it is run. It was a wonderful experience and would love to go again

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Great mission project to support. Vision, organization and execution are spot on so that most church groups and older youth to be involved.
We will definitely be back to support this worthy cause.
Kevin

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been so blessed to be a part of Mission Guatemala. This group has such a heart this Country & it's people & I am returning again because of their striving to make a difference & make their lives better - especially the children. God.bless their endeavors, I will return to be part of their love.

1 Stephanie287

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Mission Guatemala is a world-class organization and I would recommend them to everyone. My husband, 13 year old daughter and I got so much out of the experience and plan on doing it again in the future. It was nice to not only work the mission site but also to learn more about the culture.