Faith in Practice/Asociación La Fe En Práctica

Non profit organization
(+502) 7832-8700

Faith In Practice is committed to serving the poor of Guatemala through short-term medical mission trips that take an integrated approach to care that strives to reach those in the greatest need. This is accomplished through our Village Medical Clinic, Hearing, Surgical, Women's Health, Dental, Orthopedics and Prosthetics, and Mobility Programs. 

Women, Men, Girls, Boys, Indigenous peoples, Elderly, Disabled
Health
Sacatepéquez (Antigua Guatemala), Retalhuleu (San Felipe)

Organizational contacts & locations

Contacts
Josué D. Greenman
Director of Partnerships
Jaime de León
Surgery Program Director
Felipe Gutierrez
Village Program Director
Luis Flores
Director of Operations
Locations
7ma Ave. Norte #65, 
Antigua Guatemala, 
Sacatepéquez, 
03001

Mission, vision & values

Mission

The mission of Faith In Practice is to improve the physical, spiritual, and economic conditions of the poor in Guatemala through short-term surgical, medical, and dental mission trips and health-related educational programs. Our mission is based on an ecumenical understanding that as people of God we are called to demonstrate the love and compassion that is an outward sign of God's presence among us. Faith In Practice's life-changing medical mission is to minister to the poor, while providing a spiritually enriching experience for our volunteers.

Values
We value sharing our faith through deeds, acceptance, respect, empathy, appreciation of different cultures, support and nurture volunteers, sharing our gifts and talents, courtesy, personal integrity, professional ethics, and building community.

Products, services, and programs

Products

We offer wheelchairs and ambulatory aids.

Services

We offer medical, surgical and general health services.

Programs

We offer a Women's Health Program.

Organizational detail

Founded: 
1994
Number of employees: 
11-25
Funding: 
Private donations, Fundraising
Primary issue(s) / need(s) addressed

We provide medical care to low-income Guatemalans who cannot afford private health. 

Impact, adaptations & objectives

Impact to date

In 2019, we provided almost 20,000 medical services, 2,500 cervical screenings, 2,850 surgical procedures, distributed 1,500+ wheelchairs, trained 57 traditional birth attendants, provided services to over 3,000 dental patients, and distributed 439 hearing aids. We did this in collaboration with over 2,000 US and Guatemalan volunteers. 

Impact measuring

We collect statistics based on program and services offered. 

Organizational adaptations: 
Size and/or structure, Location, Way in which you collaborate or work with others
Organizational adaptation details

Size and/or structure

Over the years we have had to grow our operations to continue to provide quality services and increase our outreach. 

Location

Our village program changes geographic location based on need and resources.

Way in which you collaborate or work with others

We now accept surgical referrals from non FIP partners.