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HOUSING IN GUATEMALAOver half the population of Guatemala lacks dignified housing with utilities and sufficient space. Sometimes, circumstances beyond a family’s control force them into an unsafe living situation. Such was the case for the Landaverde Sac family.Don Oscar had [...]
During the last few weeks Teresa, Outreach and Partnership Manager, visited Common Hope supporters from Minnesota to Colorado and participated in the fun activities they organized to support Common Hope’s work. Cumpleaños de Juan in St. Paul, Minnesota March [...]
Feeding the soul! Common Hope Executive Board Member, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard, shares her passion for her homeland and food across the country
Local celebrity chef and author, Amalia Moreno-Damgaard has been serving on the Common Hope Executive Board since 2010. A Guatemalan, she understands, intimately the beauitful culture of Guatemala. Gratefully, this year she is again creating the menu [...]
Eight months after the eruption of Volcán de Fuego, the first brick is laid to become new homes for displaced families
After the eruption of Volcán de Fuego on June 3, 2018, Common Hope | Familias de Esperanza opened its doors as a meeting place for representatives from local NGOs in the Antigua area to unite and coordinate relief efforts. [...]
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 [...]