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 2018 Impact Numbers
Success Stories From Guatemala
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
Interested in receiving a microloan and business training
to help your small business in Guatemala?
Offices in Polochic, Huehuetenango, and Guatemala City
Contact our 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
Executive Director - Mentors Guatemala
Daniel Alberto Rodrigues
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.