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What Is Sustainable Community Development?

What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Obesity is a major problem in the world, in the city of Tarija more than 5% of the population suffers from it and it is on the rise, especially in children. Unfortunately, it is not a priority because people with chronic disease do not die immediately, but live a poor […]

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Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

When his wife died a year ago, Miguel and his children were devastated. And it would be tough enough to become a widowed father — but Miguel’s health was precarious. He was overweight … pre-diabetic … with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He was going to need heart bypass […]

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What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

Do you ever think about why livespan differs across various groups? Why do people who live on one side of New Orleans live 25 years longer than those who live on the other side? Why are African American infants 3.2 times as likely to die than their non-Hispanic, white counterparts? To […]

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What You Need to Know About Donating Blood

What You Need to Know About Donating Blood

Submitted by Elena Burr, Marketing Manager Like many, for me January is a time of reflection on a year gone by and revaluation of my priorities moving forward, picking up knew habits to benefit my mental health, physical heath and community. My community-centric mission became clear when I found out […]

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Microloans and Women Empowerment in Nicaragua

Microloans and Women Empowerment in Nicaragua

My name is Celestina Gutierrez Herrera and I live in Rinconada, Nicaragua. Thanks to the partnership of Esperança I am finally able to live my dream of owning my own store at age 60. Being a woman in my country, there is no support to open a business or have your produce […]

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The Most Important Milestones in Arizona Healthcare History

The Most Important Milestones in Arizona Healthcare History

Guess who’s 109 years old? The state of Arizona!Here at Esperança, we are celebrating by looking back to the biggest Arizona healthcare milestones in our state’s history. There are plenty of unique elements that make Arizona stand out. We’ll focus on the stories that often don’t get their shine.From indigenous sovereignty […]

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Esperança Fills the Gaps of Crumbling Health Systems in Bolivia

Esperança Fills the Gaps of Crumbling Health Systems in Bolivia

Timotea lives in Bolivia with her three young daughters. Working together, they make a living as street vendors in the urban neighborhood of Tarija. Or they did, before COVID-19 struck their household. “Everyone in my family tested positive. They sent us home and told us not to leave…it was terrible […]

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CARES Act Tax Advantage for Charitable Givers

CARES Act Tax Advantage for Charitable Givers

Tis the season of giving! As you make plans for your year-end giving to charity we wanted to make sure you know about some advantages on your federal taxes, when you act by December 31st.  New Tax Advantages for Donors!   There is a new financial incentive for Americans to give generously to qualifying charities, including Esperança. The […]

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