We’ve had a great year of Vision Teams and wanted to take a moment to look back at some of the highlights. Thanks to all who gave of themselves—their time, talent, donations, elbow grease—to contribute to our programs in Guatemala and see our work firsthand. More photo highlights below:
Archive | December, 2013
Sponsor and former short-term volunteer Sara Corsaro ran a marathon in Myanmar (Burma) this November. In the process, she raised $3,400 for Common Hope with the support of family and friends. Sara endured severe heat to complete the marathon, but she says the race was beautiful, taking her past many ancient temples and friendly villages […]
Our Antigua clinic held a special year-end celebration for the diabetes and hypertension clubs and their families. Staff wanted to recognize all those that participated this year and encourage them to continue attending in the year to come. The group enjoyed a healthy lunch of chicken breast, potatoes and lots of steamed vegetables, a meal that […]
One of our security guards, Manuel, spent a month making this little minion (from the Despicable Me movies) to bring some Christmas cheer to our affiliated families and staff. What a thoughtful gesture! Gracias, Manuel.
Our sponsorship staff has been busy this past week handing out Christmas gifts to affiliated children in Antigua, San Rafael, and San Miguel Milpas Altas. Children at these locations get to pick out a gift, such as a board game, a doll, or a soccer ball. (Children at New Hope get to go on a […]
A few more highlights from the year—and a few more reasons for hope: More children are receiving a better education every year: This year 3,104 children attended school, from elementary through university, because of your support. An additional 1,600 children benefited from a higher quality of education thanks to the school partnerships you make possible. […]