Archive | March, 2011

Families sign up in our newest community

In February, Common Hope began work in our newest community. We have formed partnerships with 157 families in the village of San Miguel Milpas Altas. On the morning of Sunday, February 27, the newly affiliated families came to the public elementary school to learn in detail about Common Hope. Staff gathered families in small groups and […]

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Celebrating women in Guatemala

Never missing the opportunity to encourage reading and discussion, Jacqueline Figueroa, Common Hope´s reading and creativity promoter, invited women staff members from our Antigua site to get together over coffee and read a poem in celebration of International Women´s Day.  

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Photos from the early days

As we celebrate our 25th anniversary year, we look back on how far we’ve come and have to marvel just a bit. So many people have had a hand in getting us where we are today. Take a look at some of those people and landmarks along the way. We will be adding more photos, […]

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Make a hope real

  You may remember Mirna Gabriela from our print newsletter that mailed this March. Below, meet the aspiring office manager, along with a future police officer, fire fighter, and veterinarian who also need Sponsors. If you or someone you know can help make hope real for Mirna, Osma, Mario, or Ana, follow the link under […]

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A symbol of perseverance

by Lesbia Marroquín, San Rafael coordinator It is gratifying and amazing to see how age does not prevent the people of San Rafael from walking long distances in search of resources, despite a sunny day, to meet their goals. That is what strengthens us each day and helps us understand the dynamics of the population […]

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