Tag Archives | Housing

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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2010 year in review

As the year winds to a close, we look back at all that has been accomplished this year, both to celebrate the significant accomplishments of children and families and to thank you for making this work possible. Below are highlights of our accomplishments in 2010. With the help of Common Hope … 2,700 students attended […]

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Dana meets Luis

Dana Sitzman, a member of the Best Buy Vision Team, describes her memorable visit with Luis and family. I am sponsoring a child through the Common Hope program—seven-year-old Luis. I had the fortunate opportunity to meet him and his family while on my Vision Team trip in Guatemala. Accompanied by a social worker, I went […]

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Observations from Guatemala

Below are a collection of observations from the Best Buy Vision Team on Day 5 of their trip, giving a window into the people of Guatemala and the work Common Hope supporters make possible. • Sweat equity is testament of a family’s desire for a Common Hope house. To clear the plot for the second […]

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Finding joy in Guatemala

by Debra Des Vignes, Common Hope Partner and recent volunteer in Guatemala Tucked away in a cubicle, stacked high with papers and looming deadlines, I glance at a 5×7 photo. It seems so long ago, distant. In the photo is a stack of plywood. I am inside a small, run down shack in Guatemala, me […]

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