The Casa Materna Project seeks to provide critically needed medical services and education to impoverished mothers and babies in the rural mountain region of San Juan La Laguna, Guatemala. Due to the remoteness of the area, the lack of affordable maternal and newborn medical services, and the traditional preference for home births, this region has one of the highest maternal mortality ratios (338 per 100,000 live births) in the Western hemisphere.



Our goal is for all the women of the San Juan La Laguna area to have an affordable, accessible and safe place to deliver their babies and thereby decrease fetal and maternal mortality in the region.