Travel with Purpose - Guatemala!!!
I visited Common Hope in February 2008 when I was Antigua. I was moved by Common Hope's mission to promote hope and opportunity in Guatemala by partnering with children, families, and communities who want to participate in a process of development to improve their lives through education, health care, and housing.
The families that walk through Common Hope’s doors are often barefoot, live in one-room shacks made of cornstalks, and have little access to medical care, clean water, basic sanitation, education, or jobs. While the project’s work centers on keeping children in school, which is a major challenge in such a poor country, it believes a comprehensive and integrated approach toward the entire family’s problems is necessary to provide a stable floor from which the family can improve its situation. Common Hope's Family Development Center in Antigua and New Hope Village, the new town being built outside Guatemala City now serve 2,400 children and their families ??" a total of about 8,000 people.
Learn more about joining Common Hope as part of team March 10-19. home.comcast.net/~dduncan13/site/?/page/Vision_Team/ If you are interested please contact me by August 20.