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.

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Success Stories From Guatemala

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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Farming for Generations

Farming for Generations

Arnulfo Lopez has lived his whole life in the agriculture region of Huehuetenango, Guatemala. He is a strong, dedicated, and hard-working farmer. His father was a farmer, as was his father, and so on. It is all they have ever known. Education was never a priority for...

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She has a strong mind and a desire to learn.

She has a strong mind and a desire to learn.

In a small village near Huehuetenango Guatemala, lives Maria Velasquez, a young mother of four children. When Maria was a child, her family was poor and instead of attending school, she worked alongside her parents in planting and the shepherding of sheep. Maria says...

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My Success is Because of My Mother

My Success is Because of My Mother

The Success of Maria Berta Raxon from Guatemala Maria said that her success is due to a mother that taught her the skill of weaving and Mentors Guatemala that believed in her dreams. “Mentors Guatemala extended a loving hand and provided the financial support I...

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Carmela Tiul

Carmela Tiul

The Success of Carmela Tiul from Guatemala   “I am really grateful to Mentors Guatemala for trusting us. They have motivated me and my husband to do so much more than we ever thought was possible. Our mentor, Alberto Coy visits us twice a month. He has trained us...

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Interested in receiving a microloan and business training

to help your small business in Guatemala?

Offices is Polochic, Huehuetenango, and Guatemala City

Contact our local 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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