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Faith Evangelical Lutheran Church – we are thrilled that your congregation has chosen to partner with Common Hope as we bring hope and opportunity to students in Guatemala.

The students in this gallery are from the communities of Antigua and San Miguel Milpas Altas. Antigua is a bustling tourist destination rich in culture and famous for its well-preserved Spanish Baroque-influenced architecture. It is also where Common Hope’s Family Development Center is located. San Miguel Milpas Altas is a smaller village 20 minutes outside of Antigua. The village is home to approximately 1,600 people, many of whom work as day laborers in the areas of gardening, farming, and furniture making.

As a sponsor, you will financially support a child’s education. But more than that, you’ll be establishing a relationship with a student who needs extra encouragement. Many times, a sponsor’s words are the difference between staying in school and dropping out. Your sponsorship makes a real difference in their life!

To sponsor a student, select one of the children featured below then click to fill out the sponsorship form. Indicate on the form whether you want to serve as sole sponsor at $65 per month or share the sponsorship with another at $35 per month. If you want to learn more, feel free to contact us at or call (651) 917-1045. We will guide you through this amazing and rewarding journey. Thank you for your commitment to children and families in need.

Connect Me

At any given time, there are more than 600 students waiting for a sponsor. If you would like to sponsor a student of a specific age or gender, click here to email a member of our Sponsorship team who can help match you with a student.


I am the middle child and only girl in a family of 5 kids. At my house we have a garden where we grow black beans and corn. My dad works as a mason and my mom washes clothes. I am excited to be in 3rd grade. My parents tell me how important school is so I can have a better future.


My name is Luis Angel. I am in 1st grade. My favorite color is blue and I like to play with toy cars. When I first started school it was scary for me, but I like it more now. Do you want to be my sponsor?


Hola! My name is Edwin. I am 8 years old, in 2nd grade, and my birthday is August 1st. I live with my mom, dad, and my older brother and sister. My dad works in masonry and my mom stays home to take care of us. We grow beans and rice at my house to sell and eat. I would love to have a sponsor just like my brother and sister do!


Hello! My name is Iris. I am 10 years old and in 4th grade. I live with my mom, dad, and my brother Melvin. My mom does domestic work and my dad works as a carpenter’s assistant. I really enjoy going to school and I like to read in my free time. I would love a sponsor to write letters to.


Hi, I am Linda. I am 6 years old and will be starting 1st grade next year. My older brother and I live with my mom. I am excited to learn how to read and write! My mom stopped going to school after 6th grade but she really wants my brother and I to graduate, which is why she asked Common Hope for help. Will you be my sponsor?

Did you know?

Right now there are more than 700 students waiting for a sponsor. While these students still receive all the benefits of Common Hope programs, having a sponsor gives them an extra vote of confidence.

Ready to take the next step toward changing a life forever?

Sponsor a Child

Have questions about sponsorship? Email with your questions. Jessie and Teresa would be happy to help you!