San Antonio Guatemalan Endeavor

SAGE operates under the auspices of HELPS International Inc., a non-profit 501(c )(3) charitable foundation

We had an amazing trip in 2019, and were so glad to have the surgery team back with us.  See trip stats below, and don't wait - apply for the 2020 trip now!  See How To Apply for more information

For the past 17 years, SAGE has taken teams of as many as 135 volunteers into the mountains of rural Guatemala to provide medical care and community development to those in need.  This includes medical professionals, med and nursing students, the construction team, plus a kitchen team and translators.  

Many Guatemalans never have the opportunity to receive medical care, and their illnesses often go untreated for years.  



Over the course of 5 days, SAGE medical teams work to provide medical care to these Guatemalans. The team sees patients in medical clinics, dental clinic, vision clinic, and performs surgeries such as cleft palate repair. 

2018 Statistics
The Surgery Team performed 93 procedures including 17 for plastic surgery.  Outreach clinics saw over 400 patients in 5 communities.  The Vision Team treated over 750 patients, giving out a lot of new glasses!  

The community development team installed efficient wood stoves to replace open fires, and water filters to eliminate water-borne diseases. The end result of these efforts provided a safer, more efficient environment for 40 Guatemalan families plus 1 school, to live, grow, and face the future.

Please join us in our mission to serve the people of Guatemala.


SAGE is made possible by the tremendous support of its sponsors:


  Helps International

Dallas, Texas

University United Methodist Church

San Antonio, TX



Methodist Healthcare
San Antonio, Texas
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