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Traditional Clothing of Guatemala’s resilient Mayan women

Indigenous Peoples' Day, celebrated on the second Monday in October, is an important holiday that seeks to honor and celebrate Native populations and their customs. It’s a day where Native culture, history and contributions should be embraced and brought to [...]

2021-10-11T19:07:43+00:00October 11th, 2021|Culture and Tradition|0 Comments

New Hope Celebrates 20 Years and the Power of Community

Earlier this month, the New Hope community came together to celebrate two milestone anniversaries. Hosted and emceed by the young adults who live in New Hope, the anniversary activities were truly a celebration of el poder de la comunidad – the power [...]

2021-06-30T22:05:45+00:00June 10th, 2021|Guatemala News, Our Favorites|0 Comments

Doña Iliana shares her story of motherhood and proud mom moments

In this month of May, Common Hope would like to acknowledge and celebrate all of the mothers and mother figures who give so selflessly in order for those they care about to achieve their dreams. To all of the mothers [...]

Persevering Through the Pandemic – Update from Shari Blindt, Executive Director

Update 4.26.2021 Happy 35th anniversary to each of you who have made Common Hope’s mission possible since our humble beginnings in 1986, when the Huebsch family made the decision to move to Guatemala to serve. This past year has certainly been [...]

2021-05-03T19:35:05+00:00May 3rd, 2021|Alerts, Guatemala News|0 Comments

Inside the Program: Affiliation with Carmen & Aracely

Affiliation is Where the Partnership Begins "To serve is my passion. To listen, to be respectful, and to be kind is something I learned from my parents." - Aracely Perez All great partnerships must have a starting place, [...]