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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

Mentoring Sessions

Training Sessions

Jobs Created

Loans Disbursed

Families Impacted


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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



Marta Lidia Morales Buch and her sister Felisa Miculax Buch have grown their weaving and embroidery business and are now selling in several markets including; Chimaltenango, Solola, and Tecpan. Marta and Feliza coordinate the work assignments and distribution of...

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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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This Is Our Promise

This Is Our Promise

  Today, our world is different than it was yesterday, but one thing will never change… The individuals and families Mentors International and Lifting Generations serve still need us… and they will need us tomorrow, even more than they do today. Our team may be...

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Maria Alonzo

Maria Alonzo

“Thanks to Mentors Guatemala for having offered me a hand up at the crucial moment of my life and for supporting me in each of my achievements.” Maria Alonzo lives in Chimaltenango, Guatemala. She is kind, strong, innovative, and determined to care for her children....

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Having a Positive Outlook on Life

Having a Positive Outlook on Life

“Doña María has a very positive outlook on life. Day by day, little by little, she tries to improve her quality of life and that of her whole family, and that is something to admire.” - Eduardo López, her mentor from Mentors Guatemala. With the advice from Mentors...

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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 attend our educational training courses to advance your career, contact our main office.

Interesado en recibir tutoría, un microcrédito y capacitación empresarial para ayudar a tu pequeña empresa a crecer en Guatemala?
Oficinas en Polochic, Huehuetenango y Ciudad de Guatemala. 
Si desea asistir a nuestros cursos de capacitación educativa para avanzar en su carrera, comuníquese con nuestra oficina principal.

Main office: 13 Calle 11 Avenida 15-25, Zona 11, Ciudad Guatemala, Guatemala

Telefono: (502) 2219-0025

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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