Faith in Practice/Asociación La Fe En Práctica
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.
Organizational contacts & locations
Mission, vision & values
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.
Products, services, and programs
We offer wheelchairs and ambulatory aids.
We offer medical, surgical and general health services.
We offer a Women's Health Program.
We provide medical care to low-income Guatemalans who cannot afford private health.
Impact, adaptations & objectives
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.
We collect statistics based on program and services offered.
Size and/or structure
Over the years we have had to grow our operations to continue to provide quality services and increase our outreach.
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.