Archive | April, 2014

Ian and Dad

From chore money to a year of education

Common Hope has long been inspired by a tradition of kids helping kids—children who save up their money earned from lemonade stands, penny drives, and odd jobs, and put it toward the education of children in Guatemala. Ian O’Malley is our newest example, with a twist. After saving up his money earned doing chores around the […]

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Going green in Guatemala

In an effort to be more environmentally conscious and also cut operational costs, Common Hope has implemented a new Green Initiative in New Hope and Antigua. We are working in four main areas: water trash electricity fuel. Operations Director Josué Sicán says, “We are on the road to becoming more efficient in our use of […]

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Antigua’s grand Holy Week celebrations

It is Holy Week, or Semana Santa, and as many of you know this is a great time of celebration in Guatemala. But perhaps you didn’t know just how big. According to Elizabeth Bell in Revue Magazine, Antigua, Guatemala recently passed Seville, Spain for having the largest Easter Week celebration! The Antigua Guatemala Facebook page has […]

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Pool Party

Summer day fun

Our program staff know how to make the most of beautiful weather to give kids a great time. Last year they created a homespun water park at our Antigua site that was a real hit with the youth program. This week the Antigua preschool celebrated summer in Guatemala with a pool party (above). And, the […]

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