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Womens Health Month – taking care of the caretakers

Womens Health Month – taking care of the caretakers

Submitted by: Jeri Royce, President & CEO While both men and women are susceptible to various health conditions, some health issues affect women differently and more commonly. Would it surprise you to hear that many women’s health conditions go undiagnosed and that most drug trials do not include female test […]

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Esperança Delivers PPE to Partner Hospital in Ecuador

Esperança Delivers PPE to Partner Hospital in Ecuador

In 2019, after a thorough evaluation and site visit, Esperança began sending volunteer surgical missions to Hospital León Becerra in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Three teams have completed missions at the new site, seeing well over 100 patients each week thanks to the help of a local patient pre-screening team. Understandably, due […]

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World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development

World Day For Cultural Diversity For Dialogue And Development

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development gives us an opportunity to further our appreciation for cultural diversity and to recognize the unique role it plays in development. By actively designing public policies that integrate cultural diversity, we can begin to […]

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Esperança Raises More Than $68,000 From First Virtual Hope Breakfast

Esperança Raises More Than $68,000 From First Virtual Hope Breakfast

When it became apparent that large group gatherings were not advisable for the foreseeable future, the staff and volunteers at Esperança quickly adjusted plans for its Hope Breakfast, turning the 10th annual in-person breakfast into a virtual online morning gathering. “Our annual Hope Breakfast is our largest fundraising event of […]

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Hernia Surgery Gives Alberto a New Lease on Life in Nicaragua

Hernia Surgery Gives Alberto a New Lease on Life in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, there is no retirement for the general population. Family members, regardless or age or gender, contribute to the daily housework, which generally consists of fetching water, tending crops, and caring for a few animals. Alberto Gonzalez is 69 years old, a widowed father of six, still doing what […]

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Esperança Empowers Artisan Dairy Farmers in Bolivia

Esperança Empowers Artisan Dairy Farmers in Bolivia

Five years ago, Maria owned a single cow to produce milk for her family. An idea sparked when talking to other women around her community in Rosillas, Bolivia also struggling to make ends meet. Most families in the community are dedicated to agricultural and livestock activity, all families have milk-producing […]

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Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

Sanitation is Only Step One For the Zimila Family

The household of Flora Agostinho Zimila has 8 members. Looking at this family’s living conditions a few months ago would surprise you… Esperança’s Community Health Activists witnessed some hard conditions upon their initial visit to Flora’s home. They did not have a “tarimba” (for lack of a Portuguese word to […]

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Pregnancy Pains Turn Life-Threatening in Nicaragua

Pregnancy Pains Turn Life-Threatening in Nicaragua

Yadira Jamileth Benavides Hernandez is 29 years old and from Manceras Rancho Grande, Nicaragua. She has two children, the youngest of whom just turned two months old. Yadira is a fulltime homemaker, and these days is dedicated to taking care of her new baby.For the past year, and all throughout […]

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