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Summer Newsletter: However We're Responding to COVID-19


Dear Friends,

This year has been incredibly challenging.
But thanks to amazing supporters like you, we continue to be able to help meet the needs of our sisters and brothers in communities across the San Andrés Semetabaj area during the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are incredibly grateful for your support and we are thankful for our staff team who have continued to "do all the good they can" in ways like never before!

Below, you'll find links to stories of how Mission Guatemala has been working in new and innovative ways to meet the challenge of the COVID-19 pandemic head-on. If you haven't already, we'd love for you to see these stories, share them with your family and friends, and support us to continue this critical work. To read future updates as soon as they're published, you can follow Mission Guatemala on our social media pages on FacebookInstagram, and our website newsroom.
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A COVID-19 Update From Dra. Lidia Balán

The Mission Guatemala team has been hard at work to design and create new PPE (personal protective equipment) items including waterproof scrub tops and pants, as well as hats and gowns to share with medical and frontline personnel here in Guatemala.

This past week, our clinic doctor, Dra. Lidia Balán, shared an update about Mission Guatemala's coronavirus response. You can click the button below to read the story now!
Read Dra. Lidia's July COVID-19 Update Here

Food Supplies and Masks for Our Neighbors

In June, we delivered boxes of food supplies to families across many of the communities where we serve! We focused especially on families who are part of our "Niños Chispudos" (Kids With A Spark) early childhood nutrition program and our "Becas Con Misión" (Scholarships with a Mission) scholarship program.

We also provided each family with a supply of handmade, reusable face masks, which our staff members had made as part of our production of PPE. In addition, for families with greater need, we also provided a bag of cleaning and hygiene supplies, including a gallon of liquid hand soap.

In the article shared below, there are links to view photos from all of the deliveries! And for a story about packing these boxes, click here!
Click Here to Read More and See Photos!

Distributing PPE to Local Healthcare Workers

Mission Guatemala's clinic doctor, Dra. Lidia Balán, and her husband Dr. Rodrigo Samines, delivered Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) manufactured by Mission Guatemala to public medical clinics in several towns and communities throughout the Department of Sololá.

Click Here To Read Dra. Lidia's Story
Protective Equipment for Firefighters

In addition to providing essential items of PPE to government medical clinics, we have also had the opportunity to distribute face shields and masks to the volunteer fire departments (who also serve as the almost exclusive ambulance service for their areas) in Los Encuentros, Panajachel, and San Martín Jilotepeque.

Read More Here!

Mission Guatemala Staff Stories

In addition to the sharing about the work we're doing in response to the coronavirus pandemic, we've also taken time throughout the months to share stories written by our staff members.

We'll be sharing more of these in the future, but for now, you can read stories written by Dave, Elias, Marily, Devora, and Daniel about their experience during this very challenging time.
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Safely Celebrating New Life!

Soon after we provided the first items of PPE to local government health workers, Dra. Lidia Balán shared this photo and note with us. It brightened our day immediately! 

"The face shields are very effective, and all are grateful! The CAP (Permanent Government Clinic) in Panajachel performed a delivery, and thanks to the face shields the health personnel were protected, and at the same time they ensured that the newborn was safe as well!"

The Mission Guatemala team worked form the very beginning of the pandemic to produce PPE for healthcare workers, including these face shields. To date, we've delivered hundreds of face shields, thousands of masks, and much more PPE to local healthcare professionals and first responders.

Read More Here!


A limited amount of these awesome t-shirts are still available!

When you join our "¡Cuenta Conmigo!" (Count on Me!) team with a recurring monthly gift of any amount, we'll send you this shirt as a way to say thank you for your support! Limited sizes and numbers are available, and will only be available until they run out.

To learn more about this program, and how recurring, monthly donations are so important during this time, click here, or the link below!

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If you would like to donate with a check, please send your donation to:
Mission Guatemala, PO Box 441776 Indianapolis, IN 46244