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Miracles in Action empowers Guatemalans living in extreme poverty to help themselves through sustainable projects that improve education, nutrition, vocational skills and create jobs. 

Miracles in Action seeks out under-served pockets of need in rural Guatemala and we research projects that focus on education, vocational training, and sustainable development. We select projects that achieve long-term results, improve quality of life, and allow truly impoverished people to help themselves. We believe in working in partnership with poor Guatemalan people, giving them a hand up, instead of a hand-out. We also strongly believe that education is the surest way out of poverty, and so devote much of our efforts in that direction.

Miracles in Action is a 501c-3 charity. 100% of all donations go directly to our projects. Administrative expenses are funded by “angel donors” and the sale of handicrafts produced in Guatemala’s cottage industry.


This video goes behind the scenes to the life and home of a 10 year old boy living in poverty in Xepetan, Patzun, Guatemala. Miracles in Action sponsored the construction of School #46 in this rural village. Our donor family cut the ribbon during the inauguration celebration, August 2014.



Also view our “How Miracles Began” video.

Miracles in Action’s philosophy of giving is summed up with this quote from Pericles:
“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

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