Health—General & Rehabilitative

MISSION GUATEMALA INC

Do All The Good You Can

aka Mission Guatemala   |   New Albany, IN   |  http://www.missionguatemala.com

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.

Ruling year info

2009

Executive Director

Mr. Dave Burns

Main address

PO Box 2157

New Albany, IN 47151 USA

Show more addresses

EIN

26-4500667

Cause area (NTEE code) info

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

Human Service Organizations (P20)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Sign in or create an account to view Form(s) 990 for 2018, 2017 and 2016.
Register now

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Mission Guatemala's primary areas of focus are health, education and nutrition. Access to quality medical care for Indigenous Mayan people of Guatemala is rare. In addition, the majority of children in Guatemala do not attend school past the 6th grade. And, according to the World Food Programme, 47 percent of children in Guatemala suffer from chronic malnutrition, which is the highest rate in all of Latin America and the Caribbean and one of the highest rates in the world.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Medical Clinic

Mission Guatemala operates a medical clinic 5 days a week in the community of San Andrés Semetabaj. Patients pay a small fee for consultation with the doctor and a small fee for any needed medicines. Mission Guatemala works to ensure that no one is denied access to the doctor due to a lack of resources.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Indigenous people
Budget
$42,000

Mission Guatemala operates a dental clinic Monday through Friday serving the poor indigenous population.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Indigenous people
Budget
$38,000

Mission Guatemala operates a school nutrition center in the San Andrés Semetabaj area, which provides a hearty mid-morning snack. Mission Guatemala's daily snack program is located in the Escuela Kikoten elementary school in San Andrés Semetebaj, where the school's 120 students each receive a hearty, nutritious snack each morning.

Population(s) Served
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
K-12 (5-19 years)
Budget
$20,000

During a child’s critical early years of development, the effects of malnutrition can be especially devastating, leading to stunting, anemia, and chronic infections and sickness. For this reason, Mission Guatemala coordinates the "Niños Chispudos" (Kids With A Spark) Early Childhood Nutrition Program which utilizes the Chispuditos® food product. Chispuditos® is a soy/corn based atol, or porridge, developed by The Mathile Institute in order to provide a daily nutritional supplement for children in Guatemala. Our "Niños Chispudos" program is open to all mothers with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, and provides Chispuditos® as well as free medical care for their children at Mission Guatemala's medical clinics. In addition, any young children suffering from malnutrition who are treated in our clinic are referred by the doctor to the "Niños Chispudos" program.

Population(s) Served
Infants to preschool (under age 5)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$2,000

In Guatemala, the education that the government requires and readily provides ends at 6th grade. While the level of elementary school enrollment generally approaches 100%, because of the lack of access and increased cost of a middle school education, the percentage of Guatemalan youth who continue their education past the 6th grade drops to below 50%. The students in our “Becas Con Misíon” scholarship program (Scholarships with a Mission) are selected based both on economic need and on their grades from elementary school. Once accepted into the scholarship program, students will have the opportunity to continue in the program throughout middle school and beyond, as long as they maintain a 75% average each semester.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth (0-19 years)
Economically disadvantaged, low-income, and poor people
Budget
$21,250

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of students who receive scholarship funds and/or tuition assistance

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of people who receive medical care in our clinic.

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

Medical Clinic

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Charting impact

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

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. Our Vision is a Guatemala where: Children do not die from hunger. Children, women, and men have access to quality and respectful healthcare, regardless of race, religion, sex, age, or economic status. Rates of illness and death due to respiratory illnesses and burns from open cook fires in the home becomes a problem of the past. Families learn the importance of proper nutrition and sanitation. Mothers and children have access to vitamins and formula. Water is accessible and safe to drink. Dental care is no longer a luxury. Communities decide what services they need and help make them a reality.

Health: Mission Guatemala operates a medical clinic 5 days a week in the community of San Andrés Semetabaj. Our goal is to provide quality medical care to all Guatemalan people. Mission Guatemala works to ensure that no one is denied access to the doctor due to a lack of resources. And, our medical clinic provides quality medical care including lab testing done on site. Education: Mission Guatemala provides scholarships for middle and high school students. The students in our “Becas Con Misíon” scholarship program (Scholarships with a Mission) are selected based both on economic need and on their grades from elementary school. Once accepted into the scholarship program, students will have the opportunity to continue in the program throughout middle school and beyond, as long as they maintain a 75% average each semester. Nutrition: Mission Guatemala operates a school nutrition center in the San Andrés Semetabaj area. The daily snack program is located in the Escuela Kikoten elementary school, where the school's 120 students each receive a hearty, nutritious snack each morning. While our full-time nutrition center helps school-aged children, it doed not address malnutrition in children who are not yet old enough to attend school. During a child’s critical early years of development, the effects of malnutrition can be especially devastating, leading to stunting, anemia, and chronic infections and sickness. For this reason, Mission Guatemala coordinates the "Niños Chispudos" (Kids With A Spark) Early Childhood Nutrition Program which utilizes the Chispuditos® food product. Chispuditos® is a soy/corn based atol, or porridge, developed by The Mathile Institute in order to provide a daily nutritional supplement for children in Guatemala. Our "Niños Chispudos" program is open to all mothers with children aged 6 months to 6 years old, and provides Chispuditos® as well as free medical care for their children at Mission Guatemala's medical clinics. In addition, any young children suffering from malnutrition who are treated in our clinic are referred by the doctor to the "Niños Chispudos" program.

Through our medical clinic, scholarship program and nutritional programs, we are equipped to make an impact in the areas of health, education and nutrition in Guatemala.

We monitor the number of patients seen in our clinic on a monthly basis and evaluate the medical issues that are diagnosed and treated. In addition, we are providing additional care to chronic illnesses we encounter, such as our monthly diabetes clinic. We have seen our scholarship program grow and have graduated our first two student who have completed middle and high school in our Becas con Mision program. We also monitor the growth and overall health of the children in our Niños Chispudos program and continue to see progress!

In the eight short years of Mission Guatemala's existence, we have opened and maintained a medical clinic that provides quality medical care, started and maintained a scholarship program and provided nutritional programs for children in Guatemala. In addition, there have been many schools who now have bathrooms, hand-washing stations, classrooms, and other improvements and also homes that have quality stoves installed because of the work of our mission teams. Mission Guatemala is in a state planning for the future as we hope to purchase the property where our clinic is housed in 2020. In addition, our Board of Directors, Executive Director, and Director of Development are working together to develop a strategic operating plan to guide us into the future.

Financials

MISSION GUATEMALA INC
lock

Unlock financial insights by subscribing to our monthly plan.

Subscribe

Unlock nonprofit financial insights that will help you make more informed decisions. Try our monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights?
Learn more about GuideStar Pro.

Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

lock

Connect with nonprofit leaders

Subscribe

Build relationships with key people who manage and lead nonprofit organizations with GuideStar Pro. Try a low commitment monthly plan today.

  • Analyze a variety of pre-calculated financial metrics
  • Access beautifully interactive analysis and comparison tools
  • Compare nonprofit financials to similar organizations

Want to see how you can enhance your nonprofit research and unlock more insights? Learn More about GuideStar Pro.

MISSION GUATEMALA INC

Board of directors
as of 4/16/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Ken Hundley

Madisonville UMC

Term: 2019 - 2020

Fran Black

No Affiliation

Paul Peach

Masterpiece Puzzles

Cory Herrin

EVSC

J. Hopkins

Fifth Third Bank Advisors

Rodney Frieden

Epworth UMC

Steve Garland

Seldair

Karen Furr

Wells Fargo

Jessica Welcher

Deaconess Foundation

Keith Leonhardt

Marketing & Advertising

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

GuideStar worked with BoardSource, the national leader in nonprofit board leadership and governance, to create this section.

  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Keywords

Guatemala, Clinic, Scholarship, Feeding Center, mission guatemala