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Religion
To accomplish our mission making the most responsible and effective use of the resources that the Lord provides, by producing and distributing radio broadcasts, financially supporting national missionaries, providing Christian literature, and employing any other means that will bring honor to the Lord Jesus Christ.

Locations
Guatemala, Haiti, United States of America
Causes
Poverty
We utilize volunteers to package a highly nutritious meal that is then distributed through food banks

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Bangladesh , Benin , Bhutan , Burkina Faso , Colombia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ethiopia , Ghana ...See More Countries , Guatemala , Haiti , India , Kenya , Liberia , Mali , Myanmar , Nepal , Niger , Nigeria , Pakistan , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sri Lanka , Tanzania , Togo , Uganda , Vietnam Show Less Countries
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Religion, Education
We train church planters around the world.

Locations
Guatemala
Causes
Religion
It a new non profit organization with the goal to serve the Lord and his people in Guatemala. The organization will host groups or individual missionaries, and depends on their gifts they will be place in the right place with the right people to serve.
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Causes We Support

Poverty
Religion
Clean Water
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Government
Health
Children/Youth
Poverty
Guatemala is one of the most poverty stricken countries in the Western Hemisphere.1 Approximately 75% of the country's rural population lives below the poverty line, and two-fifths of that population is classified as extremely poor.2 Income distribution is very unequal among different ethnic groups, and 80% of the country's indigenous people live below the poverty line compared to 50% of non-indigenous people.3

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1http://www.usaid.gov/news-information/frontlines/global-healthiraq/nutrition-and-family-planning-intersect-healthier
2-3 Ibid
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Guatemala News

NEWS.com.au 
News.com.au contacted the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) which confirmed they had provided consular assistance to two Australians robbed in Guatemala, in accordance with the Consular Services Charter. Citing “privacy considerations” ... See more..
PRI 
A controversial child trafficking trial starts this Thursday for a 64-year-old American woman who throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s placed hundreds of ... See more..
Wicked Local Rockland 
ROCKLAND – A group of 15 Rockland High School students and faculty went on a service trip to Panajachel, Guatemala over their April vacation. 12 students ... See more..
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Ithaca Journal 
Two groups from the Lansing Youth Mission traveled to San Lucas Toliman, Guatemala, in February and April to see first-hand the people and places they support through year-round fundraising and sponsorships. The adults and teens toured San Lucas and ... See more..
CapitalGazette.com 
Community United Methodist Church's annual plant sale to benefit a medical aid mission in Guatemala is set for May 6 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Arundel Volunteer Fire Department, 2380 Davidsonville Road. What began as a small yards sale with plants ... See more..
UNFPA.org/news 
CHISEC, Guatemala – Like many girls in Pecajbá, in Guatemala, Gladys Azucena Cho Cuc was forced to drop out when she reached secondary school. See more..
27east.com 
A defrocked priest who fled the country three years ago—after being accused of sexually abusing a 6-year-old Hampton Bays girl and giving her a sexually transmitted disease—was extradited to the United States from Guatemala on Saturday, four months ... See more..
International Atomic Energy Agency 
It has been more than four decades since the governments of Mexico, guatemala and the United States agreed to work together to stop the spread of the Mediterranean fruit fly – an agreement which evolved from three bilateral agreements signed in 1975 ... See more..
FreshPlaza 
That said, Gatanio remains wary of weather for the next couple of weeks in Guatemala. “If we continue to have sporadic rains, we're okay. We'll have steady supplies and sugar snaps will be higher in price. Snow peas will be coming steadily,” he says. See more..
teleSUR English 
When they make a leader disappear, 10 more rise up," said Rodrigo Tot. See more..
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Geography

Central America, bordering the North Pacific Ocean, between El Salvador and Mexico, and bordering the Gulf of Honduras (Caribbean Sea) between Honduras and Belize
Area

Total 108,889 sq km
Land 107,159 sq km
Water 1,730 sq km

Climate

tropical; hot, humid in lowlands; cooler in highlands
Natural Resources

petroleum, nickel, rare woods, fish, chicle, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

numerous volcanoes in mountains, with occasional violent earthquakes; Caribbean coast extremely susceptible to hurricanes and other tropical storms

volcanism: significant volcanic activity in the Sierra Madre range; Santa Maria (elev. 3,772 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Pacaya (elev. 2,552 m), which erupted in May 2010 causing an ashfall on Guatemala City and prompting evacuations, is one of the country's most active volcanoes with frequent eruptions since 1965; other historically active volcanoes include Acatenango, Almolonga, Atitlan, Fuego, and Tacana significant volcanic activity in the Sierra Madre range; Santa Maria (elev. 3,772 m) has been deemed a "Decade Volcano" by the International Association of Volcanology and Chemistry of the Earth's Interior, worthy of study due to its explosive history and close proximity to human populations; Pacaya (elev. 2,552 m), which erupted in May 2010 causing an ashfall on Guatemala City and prompting evacuations, is one of the country's most active volcanoes with frequent eruptions since 1965; other historically active volcanoes include Acatenango, Almolonga, Atitlan, Fuego, and Tacana
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation in the Peten rainforest; soil erosion; water pollution

Demographics

Nationality
Guatemalan
Population
14,373,472 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Guatemala is the most populous country in Central America with a GDP per capita roughly one-half that of the average for Latin America and the Caribbean. The agricultural sector accounts for 13% of GDP and 38% of the labor force; key agricultural exports include coffee, sugar, bananas, and vegetables. The 1996 peace accords, which ended 36 years of civil war, removed a major obstacle to foreign investment, and since then Guatemala has pursued important reforms and macroeconomic stabilization. The Dominican Republic-Central American Free Trade Agreement (CAFTA-DR) entered into force in July 2006 spurring increased investment and diversification of exports, with ...See More the largest increases in ethanol and non-traditional agricultural exports. While CAFTA-DR has helped improve the investment climate, concerns over security, the lack of skilled workers and poor infrastructure continue to hamper foreign direct investment. The distribution of income remains highly unequal with the richest 20% of the population accounting for more than 51% of Guatemala's overall consumption. More than half of the population is below the national poverty line and 13% of the population lives in extreme poverty. Poverty among indigenous groups, which make up 38% of the population, averages 73% and extreme poverty rises to 28%. Nearly one-half of Guatemala's children under age five are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. Given Guatemala''s large expatriate community in the United States, it is the top remittance recipient in Central America, with inflows serving as a primary source of foreign income equivalent to nearly two-fifths of exports or one-tenth of GDP. Economic growth fell in 2009 as export demand from US and other Central American markets dropped and foreign investment slowed amid the global recession. The economy gradually recovered in 2010-12. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$79.97 billion (2012 est.); $77.64 billion (2011 est.); $74.55 billion (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

sugarcane, corn, bananas, coffee, beans, cardamom; cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens
Industries

sugar, textiles and clothing, furniture, chemicals, petroleum, metals, rubber, tourism