Archive | August, 2008

Open Spots, Join a Team in February/March 2009

We are looking for volunteers to join a Vision Team, late February early March 2009. A Vision Team allows you to experience the people, culture, and beauty of Guatemala first-hand. You will learn about Common Hope’s work from our staff and volunteers and meet the families whose lives have been changed by their partnership with […]

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Bulgaria and Chad, part 2

I see that others found the UNDP’s comparison of the differences within Guatemalan to those between Bulgaria and Chad as evocative, or perhaps provocative, as I did. Five readers left comments on the posting, so I thought I would follow up on three of them, by Mark, Judith, and John. If you haven’t read the […]

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Opportunity

In my last post I wrote about seven students who withdrew from school, and speculated that each case would have different specific reasons for dropping out, but that they’d share the same ultimate reason, poverty . Looking back, that’s not much of a prediction. Poverty is basically our demographic target. However, I have found some […]

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Withdrew from school

Each month a plastic box arrives on my desk, filled with checks made out to various schools where affiliated students attend. Attached to each check is a spreadsheet with the names and other information of all the affiliated students at that school. One of my tasks is to review the checks and documentation to make […]

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