Category: Sponsorship

Maricruz, Common Hope graduate and successful female entrepreneur

In Guatemala, less than 20% of the population graduates from high school. For girls the rate is even lower. Social pressures dictate that young women are supposed to stay at home with their mothers and help tend to the [...]

Sadie and Iliana, two girls a world apart, with lots in common

Sadie, an 11-year-old at Minnewashta Elementary, won an award for community work at her school. That award included prize money. Instead of buying something for herself, Sadie decided she wanted to make a difference. That decision led her on [...]

2018-09-25T16:24:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Our Favorites, Sponsorship, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

CHANGEMAKER Splashes Blessings Onto Others

Bernie and Lori Borschke were excited, overjoyed, and proud to learn their student, Marco, whom they had been sponsoring for four years was graduating this year. The Borschkes were unable to make the trip to Guatemala to see Marco graduate in [...]

2018-01-10T16:03:09+00:00November 21st, 2016|Healthcare, Sponsorship, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

A “Sponsorship Means” Story from Wendy Vezzosi

Throughout SPONSORPALOOZA we are sharing stories of what sponsorship means to students, their families, and their sponsors. Supporters can share their stories and videos on social media using the hashtag #SponsorshipMeans. We received the following #SponsorshipMeans Story from Wendy Vezzozi, a longtime [...]

2018-01-10T16:06:55+00:00September 22nd, 2016|Sponsorship, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

Creating Strands of Hope with Mt. Olive Vision Team

This past April, the Mount Olive Lutheran Church Vision Team visited Guatemala and one of their team members, Connie Marty, came ready to share a thoughtful jewelry project with the Antigua Youth Program. Connie founded Strands of Hope, an organization [...]

Sponsors and visitors share in many joyous moments

This year, Common Hope the pleasure of welcoming 47 visitors to our 2015 graduation celebration in Guatemala. Visitors came from all over the United States, many traveling to Guatemala for the first time. In fact, there were a lot of “firsts” over [...]

2018-01-10T16:20:11+00:00November 19th, 2015|Education, Sponsorship, Supporters In Action|0 Comments
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