Guatemala

est. 1995

The Need is Great in Guatemala

 

Guatemala has the largest population in Central America that has enjoyed a relatively stable economic growth over the last few decades. Despite that economic growth, Guatemala’s economic inequality and poverty have increased, especially among the rural indigenous population. While we are grateful to be a part of the solution to end extreme poverty, but there is still much work that needs to be done. With 49% of Guatemalans still living under the overall poverty line of $5.50 per day or less, our team in Guatemala is always looking for ways to improve our programs to effectively mentor and teach the humble hardworking people here. Watch our video to learn a little more about our dedicated team.

Mentors Guatemala 2019 Impact Numbers

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Learning and Mentoring Center in Guatemala City

Lifting Generations has a Learning and Mentoring center in Guatemala City. This center offers certificate classes in

  • English
  • Computer Skills
  • Graphic Design
  • Sales/Customer Service
  • Personal Leadership

Paying it Forward. Students pay for their education by fulfilling a 40-hour obligation of approved service to their community.

 

Hours of Service in 2019

Students Graduating in 2019

Success Stories From Guatemala

Gabriel’s Story

Gabriel’s Story

“My name is Gabriel García Velásquez and I want to tell you my story before and after meeting Mentors Guatemala. Before meeting Mentors Guatemala, life was very difficult as a farmer here in Huehuetenango for my family. Because of our financial difficulties my two...

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Roxana and Nereida

Roxana and Nereida

“I had never helped anyone like this in my life, for fear of not knowing what to do, now with the acquired knowledge I received from the Learning and Mentoring Center. I have discovered more confidence in myself, and I have a greater desire to help my neighbors in a...

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Where I Find my Joy

Where I Find my Joy

There was the year that Domingo refers to as “The failure of his life.” That year, the price of vegetables went down so low that Domingo essentially lost his whole harvest. He began looking for additional jobs, but the whole community was struggling. Domingo was about...

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Josefina Chail Chos

Josefina Chail Chos

Josefina Chail Chos hopes to continue working with Mentors Guatemala and expresses immense gratitude to the donors who make it possible for so many families like hers to get ahead in life. She hopes that by their generosity they can receive blessings. When Josefina...

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Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Opening Up Their Own Embroidery Shop

Being the fifth son in a family of six boys, and facing many adversities as a child didn’t stop Carlos A. Batrzin from having a cheerful countenance and a determined spirit. Carlos was only able to complete the third grade when he was needed to start working to help...

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 Interested in receiving mentoring, a microloan and business training

to help your small business grow in Guatemala?

Offices in Polochic, Huehuetenango, and Guatemala City

Would you like to addend our educational training courses to advance your career, contact our main office.

Main office: 50 Avenida A 0-19, Zona 2 de Mixco, Colonia Molino de las Flores, Guatemala.

Telefono: (502) 2433-6639

Leadership Team in Guatemala

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Daniel Alberto Rodríguez Sierra

Executive Director - Mentors Guatemala

Daniel Alberto Rodrigues Sierra, was born and raised Guatemala City. He has a Bachelor Degree in Business Administration and an MBA specializing in Finance and Marketing from Atlantic International University. Sierra previously served as the Executive Director in Mentors Guatemala, but was promoted in 2008 as to provide supervision to all Mentors’ Latin American programs.

Gloria De Castellanos

Gloria De Castellanos

Program Manager - Mentors Guatemala

Gloria de Castellanos holds a Bachelor Degree in Information Technology Science and Business Administration from a prestigious Guatemalan University.  Originally from Guatemala City, Castellanos feels blessed and grateful for being part of an organization with such lofty aims, which blesses the lives of everyone involved, not only clients, but also their families; especially the poor children.

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