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Year End Success Stories
One of the most rewarding parts of my job at Esperança is having the ability to see, often first hand, the work that our staff and partners do because of our generous friends like you.
Our work is very tangible, whether it is cutting up vegetables to make a healthy version of Chiles Rellenos with participants like Beatriz in our Salud Con Sabor Latino program here in Phoenix, or visiting a new pig farm cooperative for women like Doña Yorling in San Rafael in Nicaragua, or watching the expression of the mother of Ramiro who just had plastic surgery for the first time in Peru to repair a cleft lip at the age of 17.
Thanks to the generosity of our donors, last year Esperança served 46,274 people! Families such as Maria del Carmen’s in Bolivia, who because of your support, did not have to move to a neighboring country to look for work because Esperança provided her family with access to high-quality seeds and technical assistance to be able to grow nutritional vegetables to feed her family and to sell at the market.
Next year, Esperança will continue to help the most vulnerable with your life-changing gifts. In Mozambique, Esperança will provide an industrial size mill to make the laborious task of grinding corn into flour shorter and easier by cutting hours and days of work. For women like Juliet, who is the sole caregiver of her 4 young grandchildren, this mill will allow more time to do other important tasks.
In Nicaragua, Esperança will be constructing at least 3 new water systems to bring clean drinking water to people like Rosa, who worries daily about her children and grandchildren’s stomach aches. I invite you to keep in touch throughout the year to learn about more projects that will change the lives of people near and far .
The stories of families you have touched go on and on, but here are a few highlights. Be sure to check out the graph below to see where and how your support has made an impact. On behalf of all of us here at Esperança, I want to give you our heartfelt thank you for helping us help transform lives!