Thursday, September 24, 2009

when opportunity knocks

Quisiera ser millonario

Last night we went back to that cute little movie theater that I blogged about here to catch a showing of Quisiera Ser Millionario (Slumdog Millionare). We've seen it before, but I think we could watch that movie once a month - it's awesome. It's an inspiring story of hope and opportunity. As children and young adults everyday life is a struggle for Jamal, Salim & Latika, but they never lose hope of a better future and they are sometimes even blessed with amazing opportunities.

While I was sitting in the theater I couldn't help but to think about the children and families in Guatemala that are able to have a similar hope because of the opportunities that Common Hope provides them with - they're just different faces in a different country. With the support of this amazing organization that I am proud to be a part of, nearly 8,000 Guatemalans have been given an opportunity to live a better life and provide their children with a better future. It doesn't take much, just $30 or $60 a month can cover the cost of education, healthcare, housing and social work services for a child and his/her family, and it makes a huge difference in the lives of the families it helps.

Stay tuned for a future post about education in Guatemala and sponsorship opportunities through Common Hope.

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