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Lacing up

A young’n from San Rafael laces up before carrying his big bag of school supplies home. Photo from last Friday’s school supply day in San Rafael. Pictured with Britta, a member of the Best Buy Vision Team. For more on the Best Buy team’s work this past week, visit their photo diary and their Tumblr […]

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25 kids, 25 days

We need your help this June and July. In 25 days, we’re trying our best to sponsor the entire first grade class in our newest community, San Miguel Milpas Altas. These 25 students are just starting their educational journey, but they face incredible odds to make it to high school graduation. You can help make […]

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Families sign up in our newest community

In February, Common Hope began work in our newest community. We have formed partnerships with 157 families in the village of San Miguel Milpas Altas. On the morning of Sunday, February 27, the newly affiliated families came to the public elementary school to learn in detail about Common Hope. Staff gathered families in small groups and […]

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Make a hope real

  You may remember Mirna Gabriela from our print newsletter that mailed this March. Below, meet the aspiring office manager, along with a future police officer, fire fighter, and veterinarian who also need Sponsors. If you or someone you know can help make hope real for Mirna, Osma, Mario, or Ana, follow the link under […]

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A symbol of perseverance

by Lesbia Marroquín, San Rafael coordinator It is gratifying and amazing to see how age does not prevent the people of San Rafael from walking long distances in search of resources, despite a sunny day, to meet their goals. That is what strengthens us each day and helps us understand the dynamics of the population […]

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Housewarming with Constru Casa

Last Friday, Common Hope celebrated the housewarming of the 25 homes built by Constru Casa last year, 19 in partnership with Common Hope. Adolfo Vivar, the mayor of Antigua, was there to thank the nonprofits involved. The group also heard from Caroline van Heerde, Constru Casa Director; Sandra Ortiz, Antigua Programs Director; and a representative […]

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