Category: Success Stories

Meet Brayan, a star student in San Rafael el Arado

A rural Mayan village San Rafael El Arado is a small, Mayan village located around 40 minutes north of Antigua, Guatemala. In this rural area living conditions are difficult - health care services, education, electricity, and clean water are [...]

2019-03-22T19:17:18+00:00March 21st, 2019|Education, Our Favorites, Success Stories|0 Comments

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 [...]

Young man with neurological disorder receives specialized care, stays in school

Jose Israel is 13 years old and was born with Tethered Spinal Cord Syndrome, a neurological disorder caused by tissue attachments that limit the movement of the spinal cord. When Jose was 4 months old he received an operation to [...]

2018-01-10T16:15:52+00:00February 17th, 2016|Healthcare, Success Stories|0 Comments

A surprise Skype visit makes a former sponsor’s dream come true

Sharon Harren has worked at Big Brothers Big Sisters for twenty years. As a gift of appreciation, the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff teamed up with Common Hope to fulfill one of Sharon’s biggest dreams: the chance to meet her [...]

Mothers organize Family Fair to promote reading in Santa Catarina

The most crucial and influential years of education occur very early in a child’s life. Unfortunately, many impoverished students are already behind when they begin primary school because they haven´t been exposed to reading. First graders are expected to [...]

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