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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 [...]
Mario, 23, started working for Common Hope | Familias de Esperanza in February 2018, but he has been familiar with the organization for much longer. Mario first came to the Family Development Center in Antigua more than ten years [...]
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 [...]
In March, students from the Minnetonka High School International Baccalaureate (IB/IS) program raised money for Spanish books, specifically Spanish novels for teenagers. At their IB/IS Global Gathering and Giving Event, they raised more than $250! The students also made [...]
Worry dolls (also called trouble dolls; in Spanish, Muñeca quitapena) are small, hand-made dolls that originate from Guatemala. According to legend, Guatemalan children tell their worries to the Worry Dolls, placing them under their pillow when they go to [...]