Archive | February, 2013

An example for her children

Being a single mother is hard anywhere in the world. Being a single mother in Guatemala with four children and no extended family to help can be a great challenge. But for Maria del Carmen, these circumstances have only motivated her to fight harder for a better future for her family. Maria is very industrious […]

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Target-US meets Target-Guatemala at New Hope

The first-ever Vision Team of Target staff traveled to Common Hope this January. A major highlight was meeting up with their colleagues from Target-Guatemala for a special event at New Hope School. This included a presentation of Target’s $25,000 grant for 2013, which will provide funding for New Hope School’s early childhood initiative. The entire […]

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One Billion Rising

Members of our youth group and long-term volunteer Teresa Hermodson-Olson participated in a special activity yesterday to raise awareness about domestic violence. One Billion Rising organized a flash mob dance to take place on Valentine’s Day in cities all around the world, including Antigua. The flash mob performed in Antigua’s central park. More information about […]

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Volunteer sources support from all over the world

Since volunteering in Guatemala this summer, Diane Phillips has been very creative and energetic in raising money toward the sponsorship gift fund, with the goal that all students could have a special gift this holiday season. She started a fundraiser called Operation Santa to raise $5,000 for holiday gifts for children in San Rafael. Her […]

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