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Preventing Disease as a Family

Preventing Disease as a Family

Mery Rodríguez is a 60 year-old participant in the workshops.  She lives with her oldest daughter who has two children of her own. Mery worked all her life selling food and soft drinks at a street stand.  Her diet consisted of noodles, rice, meat, and potatoes, all with a lot […]

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Kindness Brings Courage

Kindness Brings Courage

Submitted by: Eileen Kane, Esperança medical volunteer Sometimes the human elements of kindness, tenderness and caring make as big an impact as the success of a complicated surgery. It was in Santarem, Brazil, in the early nineties when a beautiful young lady appeared at the clinic in the hope of […]

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Tis The Season: The Many Ways You Can Give

Tis The Season: The Many Ways You Can Give

Charitable giving doesn’t always have to be a monetary action. Here are some great ways to give back to those in need.For many of us, the holidays are full of family, gifts, and snow. However, all across the world, there are many people who don’t get to experience the kind […]

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Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

The community of Rio Grande is 27 miles from the city of Jinotega, Nicaragua. The population here mainly consists of hardworking coffee farmers. However, the use of chemical fertilizers in the soil and on the plants has left the local river (and their

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Primary Care Brigades Provide Peace of Mind

Primary Care Brigades Provide Peace of Mind

Yader Lopez is a 25 year-old living in El Cua, Nicaragua. He suffers from epilepsy and convulsions when off his doctor-recommended medication. However, the local health center does not have a readily available supply, and often runs out, leaving Yader terrified of when and where his seizures might strike next.“We […]

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International Volunteer Day

International Volunteer Day

Every December 5th on International Volunteer Day we celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism. As many of our fellow nonprofit organizations do, Esperança thrives on the power of skilled, passionate volunteers.  Whether it be internationally or right here in Phoenix, dedicated ambassadors are in abundance at Esperança. The epitome […]

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National Rural Health Day

National Rural Health Day

By Emiliano Espino, Community Health EducatorIn the healthcare field and the disparities therein, we are constantly talking about how to improve the delivery of health services. Unfortunately, policy and services are focused mainly on the improvement of these amenities in urban areas and cities. Too often are those in rural […]

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7 Life-Changing Benefits of Donating and Doing Volunteer Work

7 Life-Changing Benefits of Donating and Doing Volunteer Work

More people are doing volunteer work in the US than ever before!The latest volunteer statistics are as mind-blowing as they are heart-warming:Well over 77 million Americans volunteered for one cause or another last year. In total, they racked up 6.9 billion hours of volunteer work, which equated to around $167 billion […]

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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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National Philanthropy Day

National Philanthropy Day

By Tiffany Luu, Development Manager Philanthropy – (n): the love of humankind On November 15, we celebrate National Philanthropy Day. Founded by philanthropist, Douglas Freeman, the day was formalized by President Ronald Regan in 1986. National Philanthropy Day (NPD) is set to recognize the philanthropic community and honor individuals, businesses, […]

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