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People for Guatemala Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: To promote human advancement by engaging the poor in rural Guatemala through health, education and community development to effect long term change in families and their communities.

Results: Over 400 patients are treated each month in our medical clinics. Forty-five young adults are receiving scholarships to attend junior high, high school, and college . 3,200 families have received a Chapina stoves and we have constructed 27 village water projects providing running water at over 17,000 people.

Target demographics: improve health and education of the Maya living in remote villages

Direct beneficiaries per year: 25 communities, over 5,000 people

Geographic areas served: San Martin, Jilotepeque, Chimaltenango Guatemala

Programs: Teachers Helping Teachers Houses for Living, Skills for Life Healthy Homes - clean drinking water, Chapina stove, composting latriine Scholarships for junior high and high school students Health Care clinics Building water projects and schools

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Rating: 5

People for Guatemala exceeded my expectations! The organization I volunteer with partners with PFG during the summer. I have never come in contact with a local organization as sustainable and well organized as People for Guatemala. The founders and staff are incredibly tuned in to the needs of the local communities in the San Martin area. I cannot sing enough praises to this organization for making our experience genuine, special, and extraordinary.

Client Served

Rating: 5

People for Guatemala has coordinated for the student based non-profit I work for. We send them teams of about 40 people every summer and they do an amazing job planning extremely sustainable and meaningful projects for our team! They are so well organized and they really care about sustainability and making a difference. This is such a wonderful organization!