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.
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I returned to Mission Guatemala after an amazing experience last year. I come with a university, but also brought community members so they could have this experience. I so appreciate the kindness and care Mission Guatemala gives to meeting all your basic needs-beautiful lodging, delicious meals, clean comfortable vans. Having all these needs met let us focus on the service work we came to do. The employees were also attentive and caring-checking in with the groups frequently to see if all needs were being met. I highly recommend this organization to anyone considering service work in Guatemala.
Mission guatemala was such an amazing place! Beautiful, spacious rooms, incredible meals and a super helpful staff created the perfect setting for us to serve from. Every detail was handled, so we could just focus on the work we came to do. The relationships they have formed and fostered with the community added so much to the experience. I was initially nervous about traveling to Guatemala, and this ended up being a life changing experience. I can't wait to go back-thanks Dave, Tom and Diego!!!!
Mission Guatemala is a perfect place to take your group! They arrange everything and even plan some very interesting and fun activities that help you get to know the Guatemalan culture. We felt our work was very meaningful and hope to go back someday!
To whom it may concern: Our team had the specific mission to assist an Alcohol Treatment facility in San Lucas Toliman , Guatemala. Mission Guatemala, an NGO located in the Lake Atitlan Basin hosted our visit. Their staff were as professional as we have ever met. Services provided included translation , transportation, room and board, food service, technical assistance, and program evaluation. The above services far exceeded our expectations. We anticipate an on-going relationship with this NGO.
Mission Guatemala creates an unrivaled mission experience. From administration to personnel involved in daily operations, the MG team is unrivaled in their ability to interact with the San Andres community and accommodate diverse mission groups. Their dedication to serve permeates the surrounding communities and is further evidenced in post-return lives of missionaries.
I am excited at the prospect of returning; Guatemala is a beautiful country filled with the most benevolent people I have seen. Mission Guatemala truly goes above and beyond to make positive change in many lives.