Education for Impoverished Guatemalan Youth

Jan 3, 2013

Despite a few hurdles, Ingrid graduates


With your support, Common Hope is able to help at-risk students like Ingrid Maribel, age 18.

Ingrid, sponsored by Common Hope, was first referred to our clinic in 2007 because she was underweight. She consulted with our nutritionist Rita Lopez and soon began nutritional treatment, which included educational talks on how to prepare a healthy breakfast and how to improve her diet so she would have more energy. After her consults, education, and treatment, Ingrid reached a healthy weight.

In 2010, Ingrid visited the nutritionist again, this time because she was pregnant. She had frequent prenatal consults and regularly attended a pregnancy education group, where she learned about healthy practices and nutrition during pregnancy as well as breastfeeding and infant nutrition.

This June, Ingrid’s daughter Ruth was born, and she is healthy and beautiful. Ingrid is monitoring Ruth’s health through Common Hope’s Well Child Initiative and she has also attended our Nurturing Parenting workshops. Despite all the challenges that she has faced in the past few years, in 2012, Ingrid graduated from high school and has already secured a job as an elementary school teacher.

Your donations provide students like Ingrid with much-needed social services that allow them to focus on long-term goals and keeping them on track for high school graduation. Thank you for support!


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Common Hope

St. Paul, MN, United States

Project Leader

Kate Lucas

St. Paul, MN United States

Where is this project located?

Map of Education for Impoverished Guatemalan Youth