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Mission & Vision

Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty in Guatemala.


To help Guatemalan schoolchildren break the cycle of poverty through education.

CoEd accomplishes this mission by implementing sustainable textbook, computer, reading, and scholarship programs in impoverished schools. Through these programs, CoEd strives to address the root causes of poverty in Guatemala, rather than merely treating its symptoms.


Our ultimate goal is to develop people. We see our purpose as helping each and every person discover their value and the gifts that they uniquely bring to the world. We help them develop those gifts, not solely for their own benefit and success, but for the greater good. We imagine a future in which every Guatemalan child:

Like moms everywhere, we see the potential in these kids.

With the help of our donors, board of directors, partners, staff, and the communities we serve, CoEd has made great progress towards achieving our goals. 

But we’re not there yet.

With your help, we can continue to deliver vital educational development programs—and hope for a brighter future, beyond poverty—to communities in rural Guatemala.