Archive | May, 2013

What $1 buys in a Guatemalan market

This video from the World Food Program shares the experience of shopping at a Guatemalan market with just one dollar, or seven quetzales. Their goal was to show just how much (or how little) $1 could buy. Many families in Guatemala live on just a few dollars a day, so this gives valuable perspective on […]

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Walking the walk: Meet Lauren Ruth

Position: Vision Team Coordinator Time with Common Hope: 3 months Favorite Guatemalan Cuisine: Hilachas or caracoles (delicious cream-filled pastries) Travel Essential: A headlamp What has surprised you most about working with us? My favorite aspect of Common Hope is that we are an organization that doesn’t just talk the talk but walks the walk. The […]

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Working to earn her new home

Maria Antonieta Reyes has already worked 80 sweat-equity hours to earn her two-room home that was installed by a Vision Team in March. Her husband works all day and her oldest child is only 12 years old, so Antonieta is the only member of her family that can come to Common Hope and work the […]

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