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The first library opens in San Rafael and is an incredible gift to the community

  Fostering a culture of reading among our students and families continues to be a priority for Common Hope. Although students might read in the classroom, very few young people in Guatemala read for pleasure. Even if students have the desire to read, there are almost no libraries where students can borrow books. According to […]

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International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9th is the International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples and this year the United Nations selected the theme, “Ensuring indigenous peoples’ health and well-being” to highlight the issue of indigenous peoples’ access to health care services, which remains a critical challenge for indigenous peoples around the world. Common Hope’s goal is to break […]

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Rotary members visit Guatemala & interact with students benefitting from Club gifts & District 5950 grant

In October 2014, Rotary members from District 5950 came together and were awarded a matching grant to purchase school supplies for students in Guatemala who are affiliated with Common Hope. The District 5950 clubs who participated in the project included Buffalo, Crystal-New Hope-Robbinsdale, Edina Noon, Minneapolis City of Lakes, Minneapolis South, Minneapolis Uptown, St. Louis Park Sunrise, […]

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Big smiles for a new dental chair in Antigua’s clinic

Early this month, we received a new dental chair in our Antigua clinic thanks to Saul Ovalle! Saul is a Pediatric DDS who was raised in Antigua and now resides in Minnesota. Saul completed his dentistry degree in Guatemala and continued his specialization at the University of Minnesota. His family still lives in Antigua and […]

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