Archive | July, 2009

Photos from a recent health fair

Common Hope was fortunate to have photographer Eric Stone spend a few days at the Antigua site this June.  Eric took a number of great portraits at a community health fair in the village of San Pedro. Community health fairs are put on by Common Hope’s clinic to bring basic screenings, preventive care, and wellness […]

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Help Cultivate a Young Artist

Every child is an artist.  –Pablo Picasso Do you remember being immersed in coloring, drawing, or painting when you were little?  The joy of colors, textures, and shapes?  Our July need of the month is art supplies: colored pencils (12 packs), scissors, watercolor paint (6 or 12 colors), molding clay (10 color), and masking tape […]

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Weight of the World

Earlier this month, Tamalyn Gutierrez, Country Director, gave a presentation called “The Weight of the World” at the Latin American Heritage Camp in Fraser, Colorado.  She talked about the weight that the women of Guatemala carry, both physical and cultural.  Some pressures are similar to those we carry in the States, she explained: juggling lots […]

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