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What’s Happening

Stay up on all the latest happenings at Common Hope, and in Guatemala. This is your source for the heartwarming stories of perseverance, inspiring moments of success and so much more. It’s all right here, and it’s your window into the day-to-day of Common Hope and the families we touch.

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More than four walls. A place to call home.

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 [...]

June 7th, 2019|Categories: Guatemala News, Housing|0 Comments

Connecting with Common Hope Supporters from Minnesota to Colorado

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 [...]

April 10th, 2019|Categories: Supporters In Action|0 Comments

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 [...]

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Culture and Tradition, Our Favorites, Supporters In Action|0 Comments

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. [...]

March 29th, 2019|Categories: Guatemala News, Housing, Success Stories|0 Comments

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 [...]

March 21st, 2019|Categories: Education, Our Favorites, Success Stories|0 Comments

School Partners show the love this February in Northwestern Minnesota

A snowy trip and warm reception from our Partners in Fargo/Moorhead On February 25, Teresa, Common Hope's Outreach & Partnership Manager, made her way to Ellen Hopkins Elementary in Moorhead, one of our School Community Partners. There, she hosted [...]

February 27th, 2019|Categories: Supporters In Action|0 Comments

Two Common Hope staff members travel to Chile to participate in International School on Popular Education in Health

Dr. Walter Estrada and Patty Ramírez joined other community leaders and advocates from around the world in Santiago and Concepción, Chile for the 10th Annual International School on Popular Education in Health. Popularly known as Escuela, the International School hosted an [...]

February 25th, 2019|Categories: Guatemala News, Healthcare|0 Comments
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