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Meet Michelle, Housing Program Coordinator

In March we welcomed a new member to the Hospitality team in Guatemala. Michelle is working as a long-term volunteer serving the organization as the Housing Program Coordinator. Learn a little more about Michelle’s background and what she wants people back home to know about her experience. Name: Michelle Angela Frei Position: Coordinadora del programa […]

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The hospitality team takes a break from the office to work construction for a week

Last week, our hospitality staff in Guatemala traded in their computers and office supplies for hammers and shovels, working alongside our construction staff in an effort to provide new homes for our families! Development & hospitality manager, Erin Treinen, explains that the construction staff at Common Hope needed help because there were many families who had […]

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Paulina

Celebrating a new home

Doña Paulina is a sweet, soft-spoken mother of six. She is eager to talk, though, when you ask about her new home. Until now, her family of eight has been living in a tiny cement room. It is just big enough for the two double beds where all six children, along with Paulina and her […]

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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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Fernando, scholar of dinosaurs, needs a sponsor

by Mariah Quinn-Duffy, long-term volunteer Fernando, a kindergartener, lives with his parents and younger brother Edwin in San Pedro las Huertas. He especially enjoys coloring and playing with his new friends at recess. After school, Fernando likes to play soccer with his brother and cousins that live nearby. Fernando’s mother, Doña Amabilia, is thrilled that […]

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First homes built in San Miguel Milpas Altas

Last week’s Vision Team from Sugar Land, Texas, alongside our construction staff, built one of the first Common Hope houses in the community of San Miguel Milpas Altas. Lisa Hetzel, Development and Hospitality Manager, beautifully captured the project with her photos. View the rest of the photo album over on our Facebook page.

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