Monthly Mission Focus – Mission Guatemala
Mission Guatemala is a United Methodist-related organization with a mission to help meet the basic needs and improve the quality of life of under-served Guatemalan people through health, education, and nutrition initiatives and meaningful missionary service. Guatemala has one of the highest rates in the world for chronic childhood malnutrition. In rural areas, the often underserved and under-resourced indigenous Mayan communities can experience chronic childhood malnutrition reaching as high as 70%. During the past decade, Mission Guatemala’s nutritional initiatives have
included full-time school nutrition programs in the communities of Nueva Esperanza, Pacamán, Xepec, Choquec and the Kikoten School in San Andrés, as well as weekly and bi-weekly lunches served in a number of community public elementary schools as part of our “Como Saludable” (I Eat Healthy) program.
Because of the generous support from many partners, Mission Guatemala was able to purchase their clinic property in 2020, in San Andrés Semetabaj. This year, even through the pandemic, the 10th Anniversary of Mission Guatemala is celebrated! Projects continue: medical clinic and pharmacy,
dental clinic, eye clinic, feeding centers for chronically malnourished children, community development projects, vocational training programs, water filters for schools and families, fuel efficient wood burning stoves. Mission Guatemala’s philosophy is based on John Wesley’s teaching to “Do all the good you can.”
How can you help?
- Financial donations may be given online, click here to give.
- Mail or drop off a check at St. Mark’s (note: Mission Guatemala).
Every dollar donated will be used to help fund Mission Guatemala’s ongoing health, education and nutrition programs for the underserved indigenous Mayan communities we serve. For more information visit missionguatemala.com or contact Stephanie Cohen, [email protected].
Contact Stephanie Cohen for more information.