Common Hope/Fundación Familias de Esperanza

(+1) 651 917-0917

Common Hope works to end the cycle of poverty for children in Guatemala through a holistic, relationship-based model. While education is at the heart of our work, we believe a comprehensive approach to human development is critical for children and families to reach their full potential.

Women, Men, Girls, Boys
Education, Children at risk, Family, Health, Construction, Leadership/Capacitation, Volunteer/Sustainable travel
Sacatepéquez (Sumpango, Antigua Guatemala, Santa Lucia, San Miguel Milpas Altas, San Rafael El Arado), Guatemala (San Pedro Ayampuc)

Organizational contacts & locations

Rebecca Sanborn
Country Director
Renato Westby
Director of Programs and Legal Representative
Pablo Cermeño
Director Administration
Km 2 Carretera a San Juan del Obispo, 
Antigua Guatemala, 

Mission, vision & values


We 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, housing and family development.


Just as every student has goals, we have goals for every student. Our vision is that all of our students graduate from high school or a vocational equivalent, develop critical-thinking skills, become a multiplier of our work and agent of change in their community.

Products, services, and programs


We provide access to health services for both chronic and basic care for all family members.


We offer access to improving living conditions through our Housing Program.

We provide access to education through scholarships and access to educational academic and non-academic support.