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Jose Needed Someone to Lean On, and Esperança Delivered

Jose Needed Someone to Lean On, and Esperança Delivered

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorAlthough we changed our classes to virtual and remain in constant interaction with our community, we do not get to have short conversations with participants after class as we would in-person. However, it was this week that I received a call from Jose, one […]

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The Surgery That Allowed Luz to Follow Her Dreams

The Surgery That Allowed Luz to Follow Her Dreams

Luz Marina Vargas, 25, lives in Abancay, a Peruvian city deep in the Eternal Springtime Valley. Luz shares a humble home and happy life with her newlywed husband, Alberto.She finds joy in baking all types of desserts, snacks, and cakes to give to her friends and neighbors. Luz is known […]

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Legacy Gifts: How to Leave a Gift to Charity

Legacy Gifts: How to Leave a Gift to Charity

You do not have to be a millionaire or billionaire to give money to charity. A government survey indicated that the lower-income donate more per capita than those in higher salary ranges.Many people choose to create a legacy gift to a charity such as Esperança. In fact, GivingUSA reported that in 2018, at […]

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Hunger and HIV Becomes a Near-Lethal Combination in Mozambique

Hunger and HIV Becomes a Near-Lethal Combination in Mozambique

Until you have watched your child die …Until you have lived in a one-room house, sharing a single latrine with four other families …Until your children’s father dies, and you struggle to feed them by selling candy and matchbooks on the street …You can’t understand what Gilda has gone through.Gilda […]

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COVID-19 Doesn’t Frighten this Cancer Warrior

COVID-19 Doesn’t Frighten this Cancer Warrior

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorWhen the COVID-19 pandemic started, the whole world went through a lot of changes. Our vulnerable communities were at most risk. People started getting sick, losing jobs, struggling to get food, or to find sustainability to keep up with their daily life/routine. We were […]

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COVID-19 Affects Access to Chronic Disease Patient’s Medication

COVID-19 Affects Access to Chronic Disease Patient’s Medication

Program Update from AVODEC, Esperança’s partner in Nicaragua: We continue to provide quality attention to the impoverished communities of the municipality, la Dalia, which at this time we have coordinated with the Hospital to donate and provide a portion of medications for chronic patients, all thanks to the unconditional support […]

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Covid-19 Can’t Stop Progress

Covid-19 Can’t Stop Progress

There isn’t a single area Esperança serves that hasn’t been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Esperança’s COVID-19 relief efforts in all five of its partner countries here. Even the farmers of Ccapaccasa, a small rural village in southern Peru, haven’t escaped its effects. “Due to the coronavirus, […]

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COVID-19 International Relief Projects

COVID-19 International Relief Projects

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses at different rates through every country around the globe, Esperança is responding to the unique needs that arise in each of our partner communities. Today, we would like to share an update on the different pandemic response programs taking place in each of our partner […]

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Esperança Stands Against Racism

Esperança Stands Against Racism

Our Esperança family,I am saddened and outraged by the tragic death of George Floyd, and those before him including Ahmaud Arbery and Breonna Taylor, at the hands of law enforcement officers – the latest example of the systemic inequities and injustices faced by so many in this country and throughout […]

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