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A Friend in Need

A Friend in Need

Rosario Castro Talavera was born in Jinotega, Nicaragua. She is 54 years old; a wife and mother.  Rosario has been a volunteer with Esperança’s Nicaraguan partner, AVODEC, on a few agricultural projects, but never had a need for our medical services until recently. Three years ago, she was diagnosed with

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

Breast Cancer Awareness Month

A personal memoir by Jeri Royce, President & CEO
As you may already know, October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. What you may not know is that breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death among women, and that one in eight women in the United States will

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Your Support is Bearing Fruit in Bolivia

Your Support is Bearing Fruit in Bolivia

Diced, whole or bite-sized, any way you slice them, veggies are delicious. But for the Mendoza family – they are a way of life. It’s how Marisol and Julian of San Mateo, Bolivia keep their family of three fed. And you help make it happen. This hard-working family is a

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The Power of One

The Power of One

With all the hopelessness in the world, it’s easy to wonder “What can one person really do?” New friend of Esperança, Joe Kemper, will tell you – quite a lot! Last year he joined us on a site visit to see the life-changing hope Esperanca provides first-hand. The experience was

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Shipment of Hope

Shipment of Hope

Two hours northeast of the capital of Nicaragua lies the small but prominent city of Boaco. It’s known as “Ciudad de Dos Pisos” (The Two-Story City), due to its never-ending hills and inclines. The city itself houses approximately 19,000 people. The Boaco Regional Hospital sits on the outskirts of the

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Diogracio’s Miracle

Diogracio’s Miracle

It began with “pins and needles” … a prickly feeling in his arms. Then his legs began cramping — not just when he exerted himself, but even when he was resting. Diogracio had no idea what was happening in his body. He had worked hard his whole life as a

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Immunization Awareness Month

Immunization Awareness Month

The Importance of Getting Vaccinated
By Diana Soto, RN
Esperança’s main focus is in the prevention of disease.  We work hard to develop programs that help communities prevent diseases – programs such as vaccination campaigns reduce the spread of infectious diseases, allowing communities to be healthy and thrive.
Whenever our

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Esperança Launches Primary Care Brigades in Nicaragua

Esperança Launches Primary Care Brigades in Nicaragua

There are several factors that still prevail in Nicaragua which make it difficult to provide comprehensive care to the low-income population: geographic inaccessibility, absence of nearby health posts, lack of trained professionals, lack of medical supplies and necessary medicines, and a belief rooted in the communities that prevents seeking conventional

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The Ripple Effect

The Ripple Effect

By Reeder Enrique Lanzas, DDS
“My name is Reeder Enrique Lanzas. I was born in Leon, Nicaragua and at age of six moved to the capital, Jinotega. Growing up, my family was always dedicated to service. My mom is a dentist and my dad is a nurse, serving as the Surgical

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Phoenix Program Goes International

Phoenix Program Goes International

In the Fall of 2017, Esperanca’s Domestic Program Director was invited to speak on a panel at the 4th Human Resources for Health Forum in Dublin, presented by the World Health Organization.  Maria shared the story of her journey from poverty to the Director of a world-recognized program through her passion

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