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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
Causes
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
Economy
Government
Health
Children/Youth
Environment
Family
Human Rights
Education
Animals
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
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Guatemala News

The Guardian 
Jimmy Morales urged to reveal role in contracts signed with Indiana firm Barnes & Thornburg, hired to improve relations between Guatemala and US. See more..
9news.com.au 
Guatemala is dealing with two natural disasters which struck in quick succession, as video emerges of a mountain road being covered by what appears to be a ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
"We have checked 13 out of the 22 departments, and we don't have any victims, just light damage to structures in two places: Antigua Guatemala and Totonicapan," said Ileana Recinos, a spokeswoman at Guatemala's Conred national emergency service. See more..
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BBC News 
A 94-year-old man rescued after a landslide hit a village in western Guatemala on Tuesday has died. See more..
KWQC-TV6 
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) - Guatemala's Supreme Court has rejected a request to have President Jimmy Morales' immunity of office lifted to permit an investigation of him in connection with a fire that killed 41 girls at a home for troubled youth. Court ... See more..
CW39 
ANTIGUA GUATEMALA-- According to the U.S. Geological Survey, an earthquake struck off the Pacific coast of Guatemala about 24 miles from the city of Puerto ... See more..
Inquirer.net 
A powerful 6.8-magnitude earthquake hit near Guatemala's coast Thursday, injuring four people and damaging homes and roads, officials said, just eight days after another strong tremor killed five people in the Central American country. The quake struck ... See more..
Washington Post 
GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan congressman demanded an apology from the U.S. ambassador after the diplomat called him and three colleagues “idiots” in an audio recording that was made public Thursday. Ambassador Todd Robinson's comments ... See more..
U.S. News & World Report 
OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Central American country of Guatemala has opened a consulate in northwest Oklahoma City. See more..
Washington Post 
Part of a waterlogged hillside broke loose and slammed into homes and vehicles in western Guatemala early Tuesday, killing 11 people. 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