Children of the Americas (COTA) - Medical Missions

We are a non-profit, volunteer organization that provides medical services to the women and children of Guatemala.  

It's All About Serving Others

The Organization

We are a US-based non-profit organization founded in 1991.

Who We Are

We are a team of volunteers who have a heart for providing free medical services to women and children in Guatemala.  We do not have paid staff, and our volunteers cover their own travel, lodging and meal expenses on our trips.  Our volunteers include:

  • Physicians
  • Nurses
  • Medical professionals
  • Pharmacists
  • Translators
  • Logistics experts
  • And so many other great people who contribute to our amazing efforts


We are always looking for dedicated volunteers to participate in our medical mission trips and to help in the US as well.

How We Help

We go on an annual medical mission trip to Guatemala to provide the following kinds of free medical services to women and children:


  • Surgeries
  • Primary care medical visits
  • Medications and vitamins
  • Orthotics and prostheses
  • Dental services

What We Need

We are always glad to receive financial donations to help defray our program costs.  We also need:


  • Medical equipment and supplies
  • Medications
  • Wheelchairs, walkers, and other adaptive aids
  • Volunteers who can assist with fundraising, marketing, planning, logistics, and other activities in the US.

Donate Now

Your generous gift will help us fund our mission to help those in need. Together, we can make a difference.

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