Our work together changes lives and saves lives every day. We address the problems poverty causes and attack issues in rural villages to create practical solutions to develop healthy families, productive schools, and industrious communities.  

     Over 2,500 patients, a record number, were treated at our health clinic in the first four months of this year. We opened the new learning center February 4 and already are adding more classes and have a waiting list for sewing, technology, and cosmetology classes. We continue to give grants to communities to assist them with projects to improve their village infrastructure and schools.   Our scholarship program helps 95 students stay in school and our Healthy Families Stove Project is supporting 222 women with Chapina stoves so far this year.  

     Many times we  don't have the right words to adequately describe how  proud a scholarship student feels after earning an A on a test, or how excited 65 students are when they see 15 new computers arriving at their junior high school. F amilies tearfully express their gratitude when we assist them with medical expenses for diagnostic tests or life-saving surgery.  We cry along with them!

     We are fortunate to be able to share stories with you about how your contributions impacts the lives of specific individuals and entire communities.

     Your faithful support means a great deal to us and to hundreds of the world's most vulnerable families.  Please continue working with us to change lives and save lives.  

THANK YOU,     



SAVING LIVES
OVER 150 CHILDREN ARE 
HEALTHIER EACH MONTH

     "I didn't know we could have healthy children" said Olga about her family during a recent visit. At our medical center, children 12 and under are free.  Now moms bring their children to see our doctors when they are sick. They know we will help.

  Children are treated for malnutrition, vitamin deficiency, respiratory infections, and common colds.  More severe cases include cerebral palsey, spina bifida, cardiac and neurological problems, and cancer.

Through our Emergency Care - Critical Needs program we assist children and adults with low or no resources who are critically ill. Assistance includes appointments with specialists, diagnostic tests, medicine, transportation and food.  Families suffer when their loved one is sick and they do not have money for medical care. 

 Help critically ill adults and children. 

Before coming to our clinic, these twins were suffering from malnutrition.  They now receive fortified formula and are healthy.  Their little sister, mom and grandma receive vitamins every month.

Both of their parents are alcoholics. Rosa, 15, takes care of her brother and sister. 
We assist the children with food, vitamins, and medical care.


CHANGING LIVES
LEARNING AND SKILLS CENTER OPENED FEBRUARY 4


Students can take advantage of a range of classes to build their skills in a variety of courses including sewing, computer technology, cosmetology, cooking, baking and electrical installation. In addition to skills training, for learners motivated to start their own business, a second tier of classes will be available to develop business and marketing techniques.

67 women attend sewing classes 

Students attend technology classes every week
170 children and adults attend technology classes each week


CHANGING LIVES
PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES 
FOR THE NEXT GENERATION

School runs from mid January to mid of October here in
 Guatemala.  This year, 95 students are receiving help through our scholarship program, up from 45 last year. 

35 students in junior high
38  students in high school
16 students in college

Our scholars range in age from 14 to 28.  None of these students could attend school without your financial help.  They have dreams and aspirations that will be reached because they are bright and motivated students. All they need is an opportunity.

Faces of Change





Did you know?  
The annual cost for a student to attend school is

Junior High School - $700
High School - $900
College - $1,500

CHANGING LIVES
  GROUPS MAKE A DIFFERENCE

VOLUNTEERS PASSIONATE ABOUT HELPING OTHERS TRAVEL TO GUATEMALA TO PARTICIPATE IN A WIDE RANGE OF ACTIVITES WITH US FROM STOVE BUILDING TO MEDICAL CLINICS TO CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS.  

THANK YOU
Nursing Heart, Inc.
and their partners
University of South Dakota
Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Florida Atlantic University
Midland University
University of Minnesota
Harrisburg Area Community College

Shared Beat
Youthlinc
Graceland University
Community of Christ - Oak Grove
Southwood United Church of Christ

Collectively these groups treat100s of men, women, and children in rural villages in primary care clinics, conduct wellness checks on1000s of school kids, detect cervical cancer and other life threatening diseases, raise money to build two schools, install stoves, improve houses, and help construct school kitchens and community centers. 

They reach out to some of the poorest people on earth to hold a hand or embrace a hug. T heir presence brings HOPE to people living in rural villages and a confirmation that someone cares.

SAVING LIVES
CELEBRATING HEALTHY FAMILIES
 ONE STOVE AT A TIME

YOUR CONTRIBUTIONS HAVE CREATED 4,300 HEALTHIER FAMILIES 
 
THAT'S OVER 25,000 PEOPLE NOT BREATHING TOXIC AIR AND SUFFERING FROM LUNG INFECTIONS, BURNS AND DEATH CAUSED BY  TOXIC INDOOR SMOKE.


YOUR INVESTMENT IN OUR HEALTH AND EDUCATION PROGRAMS BRINGS HOPE AND CARE TO SOME OF THE POOREST PEOPLE ON EARTH.






Learn more about our work at

Please send your checks to:
People for Guatemala, Inc.
P.O. Box 110221
Naples, FL  34108

Call us
United States: 941-244-8692 
Guatemala: 011-502-4909-0841