Rotary members visit Guatemala & interact with students benefitting from Club gifts & District 5950 grant

In October 2014, Rotary members from District 5950 came together and were awarded a matching grant to purchase school supplies for students in Guatemala who are affiliated with Common Hope. The District 5950 clubs who participated in the project included Buffalo, Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale, Edina Noon, Minneapolis City of Lakes, Minneapolis South, Minneapolis Uptown, St. Louis Park Sunrise, […]

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Doña Susy, mother of four, fights for the future of her family

March is Women’s History Month, a wonderful opportunity to celebrate women all over the world. At Common Hope, we are fortunate to see the achievements that women of all ages are making every day with their families and in their communities. These accomplishments can be small but mighty, like a preschooler writing her name for the first time, […]

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Meet long-term volunteer Heather White

If you’re Guatemala-bound this year, you will most likely meet Heather, our Team Coordinator. Read the Q and A below to learn about how she got involved with Common Hope, her hopes for the future and more! Position: Team Coordinator Time with CH: 3 months Favorite Spanish phrase (and it’s meaning in English): “Buena onda” […]

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Big smiles for a new dental chair in Antigua’s clinic

Early this month, we received a new dental chair in our Antigua clinic thanks to Saul Ovalle! Saul is a Pediatric DDS who was raised in Antigua and now resides in Minnesota. Saul completed his dentistry degree in Guatemala and continued his specialization at the University of Minnesota. His family still lives in Antigua and […]

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