Health—General & Rehabilitative

Mission Guatemala Inc

  • Princeton, IN
  • http://missionguatemala.com

Mission Statement

Mission Guatemala’s mission is to help the poor of Guatemala. We particularly focus on addressing health, education and nutrition issues of the indigenous people in the region of San Andrés Semetabaj.

Main Programs

  1. Medical Clinic
  2. Preschool and Nutrition Center
  3. Feeding Center
  4. Dental Clinic
Service Areas

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International

We serve in the area of San Andrés Semetabaj, Solola, Guatemala

ruling year

2009

Principal Officer since 2009

Self-reported

Rev. Thomas Heaton

Keywords

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Guatemala, Clinic, Feeding Center, mission guatemala

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Also Known As

Mission Guatemala

EIN

26-4500667

 Number

6907035761

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Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Health Treatment Facilities (Primarily Outpatient) (E30)

Nutrition Programs (K40)

IRS Filing Requirement

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Programs + Results

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Overview

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Medical Clinic – Mission Guatemala operates a medical clinic 5 days a week in San Andres Semetabaj. Clients pay a small fee for consultation with the doctor and a small fee for any needed medicines. The doctor speaks Spanish, Kakchiquel and Quiche which allows him to communicate with patients in their native languages. No one is denied access to the doctor due to lack of funds.
Preschool/Nutrition Center – The preschool/nutrition center has 35 of the poorest children in the area enrolled. The families are screened by social workers for acceptance into the program. The preschool helps children increase their knowledge of Spanish to help them be successful when they enter the public school system. The children are also provided with a healthy breakfast, healthy snack and vitamin each day. They are also taught good health habits such as brushing their teeth.
Feeding Center – We are in the process of constructing a feeding center in Nueva Esperanza where we will help provide a healthy and nutritious lunch each day to nearly 100 school children. Many of the children in this community are malnourished and underfed.
Community Aid – Although not a primary part of Mission Guatemala’s mission, from time to time they help meet community needs. This includes computers for school classrooms, supporting the local firemen, and helping with other community needs.

Programs

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Program 1

Medical Clinic

Mission Guatemala operates a medical clinic 5 days a week in San Andres Semetabaj. Clients pay a small fee for consultation with the doctor and a small fee for any needed medicines. The doctor speaks Spanish, Kakchiquel and Quiche which allows him to communicate with patients in their native languages. No one is denied access to the doctor due to lack of funds.

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$45,000.00

Program 2

Preschool and Nutrition Center

The preschool/nutrition center has 35 of the poorest children in the area enrolled. The families are screened by social workers for acceptance into the program. The preschool helps children increase their knowledge of Spanish to help them be successful when they enter the public school system. The children are also provided with a healthy breakfast, healthy snack and vitamin each day. They are also taught good health habits such as brushing their teeth.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Infants/Babies (under age 5)

Budget

$1,000.00

Program 3

Feeding Center

We are currently feeding 150 chronically malnourished children Monday through Friday at Nueva Esperanza and Pacaman.

Category

Food, Agriculture & Nutrition

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$25,000.00

Program 4

Dental Clinic

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

Category

Health Care

Population(s) Served

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$38,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We serve in the area of San Andrés Semetabaj, Solola, Guatemala

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MISSION GUATEMALA INC
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Mission Guatemala Inc

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Principal Officer

Rev. Thomas Heaton

BIO

Since 2000, Tom has had a strong connection with country of Guatemala  and has worked to help make a difference in the life of the Guatemalan people. Tom, who is a United Methodist Pastor from the Indiana conference, has two sons adopted from Guatemala.  For several years, he helped the working poor of Guatemala through the sales of fair trade crafts through a nonprofit he formed called Mayan Traditions.  Profits from the sales of the crafts were returned to Guatemala to help orphanages and children’s related ministries there.  In the fall of 2008, Bishop Michael Coyner appointed him to do work with the poor of Guatemala.
Tom formed Mission Guatemala in the spring of 2009.  Mission Guatemala has been approved by the IRS as a charity.  Mission Guatemala is a United Methodist related ministry that operates a clinic and a preschool feeding program in San Andrés Semetabaj  Guatemala.  Mission Guatemala is currently trying to discern new projects it can start in the San Andrés area to help improve the quality of life for the indigenous people of Guatemala.  Guatemala is one of the poorest countries in the western hemisphere ranking fourth in the world for child malnutrition.
Tom is a 1982 graduate of the University of Evansville.  Prior to being called into ordained ministry, he served as advertising office for a Midwest bank holding company.  He received his Masters of Divinity degree from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Keith Leonhardt President

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Term: Jan 2011 - Dec 2012

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