Click on any photo to view photo collage as a slideshow.
Artisan Market onsite at Common Hope
Heidi shopping for some bracelets
Verlee and Ellis Copeland with their big purchase 🙂
Day 1 at Common Hope- Patrick and Finn working hard in construction
While Ellis is getting his boots on!
Ready to work 🙂
Shoveling sand for cement mixture
Group working hard
Finn shoveling gravel!
Wednesday morning in San Miguel Milpas Altas, the team visited a local grean bean coop, which is a large part of the economy in the town.
Heidi and Verlee try their hand at the green bean cooperative
Diane lends a hand
Later that morning, in San Miguel, the team had some time to spend with local school kids
Heidi brought some great gym class exercises to do with the fourth graders!
Touring San Miguel–a quick stop outside the cemetary
Alejandra, Common Hope Education Promoter, reads a book about futbol to the class before they head outside for fun gym activities
Lily working on a bead activity with the girls
Sorting craft supplies
Harriet has a new friend!
A great team shot with the whole 4th grade class in San Miguel Milpas Altas
Thanks to the team for the fun activities, come again soon!
Posing on the bleachers
Headed out to get our hands dirty in the fields!
Bob Reed handles quite the load
The girls came up with a assembly line system
Nancy and Verlee help collect planting poles
Don Oti, farmer and community water expert of San Miguel Milpas Altas
Together, the team was able to accomplish in 2 hours what would have taken Don Oti a week of work.
Look at all those planting poles we picked up. Great work, team!
Verlee and Ellis went out to Pollo Campero near San Rafael to visit with their two sponsored children
They had a great meal, a great visit, and some fun coloring
Lily looks at Silvia’s notebooks from school
Silvia and her new backpack!
Lily, Silvia, and the Martinez family
The Martinez family
Lily and Bob with Silvia
The whole group, plus Domingo the social worker
Ready for construction team? Pile in!
Lily and Finn–working hard!
Thursday morning construction crew
The morning crew excited about the new windows and doors on the house!
Riding in the back of the pickup truck
Day-in-the-life-of a ceramics worker
Lily and Finn at the ceramics activity!
The whole group after a lovely afternoon of learning all about ceramics
Miguel helping the VT build his new home
Verlee, Ellis and Robert in the new home
Robert working hard
Lily with a neighbor
The family receiving a Common Hope home
Pablo and Felix along with the construction crew that completed the house
Finn helping in daycare
The kiddies in Common Hope daycare
Heidi with baby Juan Marcos
Lily working with clay ath the ceramics activity
Verlee showing her design
House blessing with Martinez family
Robert making his speech to the family
Verlee, Lily and little Jefferson, the yongest member of the Martinez family
Martinez family with their social worker Solymar
Farewell ceremony onsite at Common Hope
Ellis and Mario- head of our construction department
Robert and Solymar, a Common Hope social worker
Diane and a Common Hope affiliate
Harriet and Heimy, one of our Youth Group workers
Some of the girls dressed up in their indigenous attire especially for the Vision Team!
Youth Group talk about alcholism and smoking
Youth split up into smaller groups
Time for fun….bean bag throw!!
Nail painting station….both girls and boys loved it!
Teresa, a Common Hope youth worker
Bracelet making station
Harriet bustin a move with the youth
Santiago Zamora weaving tour
Thank you for such a great week team!