LifeNets in Latin America
- Constant need for white shirts and blouses in Guatemala (September 9, 2014)
- School Supplies to Guatemalan Children (March 8, 2014)
- Mission with UCG Youth Corps and Good Works to Guatemala coming in May 2012
- LeighAnn Gholson Mission to Guatemala in October 2011
- Guatemala livelihood development update June 3, 2009
- LifeNets Guatemala Izabal Project 2003-2006 (June 3, 2009)
- Donation of Dental Office and shipping it to El Salvador (December 7, 2008)
- Stove Project in Honduras (October 31, 2007)
- "Emoliente" Livelihood Development Project in Peru (July 16, 2006)
- Progress report on scholarships and livelihood development program in Guatemala from Luis Mundo (April 18, 2006)
- Progress report on scholarships and livelihood development program in Guatemala from Luis Mundo (December 2, 2005)
- Report on another successful livelihood development project that helps provide employment in Guatemala (September 14, 2004)
- Update on El Salvador Dental Clinic -- (posted August 12, 2004)
- Report on Guatemala sewing machine livelihood development, habitat and scholarship program (posted April 1, 2004)
- Report on sewing machine livelihood development and scholarship program (posted July 25, 2003)
- LifeNets gives cash $7235 cash grant for setting up home businesses, habitat and scholarships in Guatemala. (posted May 26, 2003)
- Livelihood and Education Projects for 2002 (posted April 25, 2003)
- Progress Report on Guatemala Concrete Floor Project July 2002
- Students in El Salvador thank LifeNets for school supply aid. More thanks from Guatemala and other info. (posted April 20, 2002)
- Beloit, Wisconsin Silver Ambassadors Make a Difference for Central America! (posted November 20, 2001)
- Luis Mundo named LifeNets director for Guatemala on November 13, 2001
- Donated Dental Office in operation in El Salvador (posted September 3, 2001)
- Story and Photos of Vic and Bev Kubik's trip to Central America August 17-22. (posted September 3)
- Pictorial of some of our successes in Guatemala (posted June 8, 2001)
- March 2001 Photos from El Salvador Showing Earthquake People Affected (posted April 13, 2001)
- April 13, 2001 update - Helping Guatemalans become self-sufficient
- Thank you from Herbert Cisneros (April 1, 2001
- March 1, 2001 AMAZING UPDATE!
- Feb 2, 2001 The container is loaded in Houston
- January 11, 2001 progress report
- November 29, 2000 progress report
- October 5, 2000 progress report
- August 26, 2000 progress report
- June 20 progress report
- How you can help (June 16, 2000)
- Hoosiers for Honduras (1998)
How it Started
April 15, 2000
LifeNets is launching an aid initiative in Guatemala and El Salvador. We have been preparing to meet the needs of people who live in very poor conditions. Supporters, providers and fundraisers in the United States and other areas are ready to help with medical and life-sustaining humanitarian needs. We have access to medical equipment, supplies and medicine at greatly reduced rates. We are working on a shipping process.
Would you like to help?
Please keep coming back to the Guatemala page for updates. If you would like to donate to the Guatemala Project, please send your tax-deductible donation to
LifeNets - For Guatemala
1227 Woodchase Trl
Batavia, OH 45103
You can reach Vic Kubik at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
Every dollar contributed will be leveraged many times over and all donations will go towards program items.
What are the needs of the people in Guatemala?
In talking to UCG pastor Saul Langarica in the capital Guatemala City he enumerated the following priorities:
"1. For a long time I have wanted to help with putting cement floor on the houses of some of the members whose houses have dirt floors. These houses are not at all big, let say an average of 70 square meters. We have about 15 houses in this condition. My plan has been to buy the materials and then get together with the members of that specific area to help with the work.
2. Some of the members have had trouble finding work. The church has to help these members providing for them basic needs of food and dress. It is very tight what we can do in this regard. What I would like to do is provide for them some kind of materials for them to generate their own work. I have thought about used sewing machines, used bakery equipment and the like.
3. We have in Guatemala at this moment five doctors who could help not only in the church but others as well. Our doctors are: Rolando Perez, Luis Mundo Tello, Milovan Chicas, Carmen Langarica and Patricia Lucas. They would very much like to help in implementing a help program as you could direct them according to your experience.
Below are some of the sights of the area we will be working in.
Main street in the city of San Antonio de Padua
Looking into a Guatemalan home.
The courtyard area where cooking
and work is done.
Colorful Guatemalan Building
The local place to wash clothes
American School busses are the
taxi system in Guatemala.
Looking into a Guatemalan home. Courtyard
area where cooking is done and living
quarters to the left.
Guatemalan woman and two children.
A view of a volcano
A donkey carrying a load. Note the raw
sewage running down the street.
August 26, 2000 update
June 20 progress report
How you can help (June 16, 2000)
UPDATED May 26, 2000
The first cash grants are made to help with construction of concrete floors in Guatemala. On May 24, LifeNets sent $800 to pastor Saul Langarica to immediately start the project of installing concrete floors in homes where families live on dirt floors. This should be sufficient for two floors. Our goal is to upgrade 15 homes.
We are pursuing a location on the Gulf of Mexico coast for a container location to send the larger items listed later in this post.
If you would like to make a tax-deductible donation to the Guatemala Project, please send you contribution to
LifeNets - For Guatemala
1227 Woodchase Trl
Batavia, OH 45103