Esperança

New mental health program in Bolivia

Rolando is a 12-year old boy, one of six children raised by his mother, as his father left the family more than a year ago. In his first year of high school, Rolando was able to participate in a project that involved comprehensive family health administered by Esperanza Bolivia, Esperança’s […]

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Esperanca’s Phoenix Program gains international recognition

Esperanca’s Phoenix Program gains international recognition

It’s been a fruitful 2017 for Esperança’s Phoenix Program Director Maria Valenzuela and her team. Recently, Maria spoke at the Fourth Global Forum on Human Resources for Health in Dublin, Ireland. Organized by the World Health Organization, the forum focused on resources for healthworkers (doctors, social workers and community health […]

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A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

Many of you are aware of my medical mission last year to Abancay, Peru, with Dr. Ray Sachs and the rest of our team, where we identified what we felt was a neglected area of pediatric orthopedic care, namely congenital hip dislocations and hip dysplasia, along with other pediatric orthopedic […]

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Health at the Homefront

Health at the Homefront

Esperança’s mission is to make it possible for members of the community in Phoenix and abroad to live healthier lives, so it only makes sense that we take the same approach when it comes to our employees!
The Healthy Arizona Worksite Award seeks to recognize employers that are making

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Hope and Ganas

Hope and Ganas

Your support drives success in our community
As Maria Valenzuela stepped into the classroom to give her carefully prepared presentation on oral health, something unexpected stopped her in her tracks. She recognized this place.
“As a little girl in first grade, I was here as a student,” she told the

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From Accident to Opportunity

From Accident to Opportunity

How volunteer work can bring restoration
In March of 2016, Ramón was struck by a car while crossing the street, leaving him with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) – a condition that severely impacts physical and cognitive abilities and which forced him to quit the new supervisory role at a

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How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua

How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua

Success of Santa Ana-El Diamante
How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua
When you look at the area around Santa Ana-El Diamante, you see winding, dirt roads running through forests, tree dotted hills, and expansive coffee plantations.
Simeon, a farmer who has lived here his entire life, knows

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World Coffee Day

World Coffee Day

In honor of World Coffee Day, we wanted to share how important coffee is to the culture of the people we serve in Nicaragua.
The coffee plant tends to be difficult to grow. It requires high humidity, lots of water, indirect sunlight, and temperatures no lower than 60 degrees F

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Esperança Phoenix launches Salud con Sabor Latino II

Esperança Phoenix launches Salud con Sabor Latino II

Esperança’s mission is to, “Improve health and provide hope for families in the poorest communities of the world through sustainable disease prevention, education and treatment”. Since 1999, Esperança has been working in the Phoenix Metropolitan area to meet the health needs of low-income and under-served families in our local neighborhood. […]

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One Man’s Waste is Another Man’s Healing

When you give of your time, talent or treasure, you want to know your generosity is making a difference. Bob and Edith have been financial champions for Esperança since 2007. They wanted to see firsthand how Esperança was impacting lives in communities around the world.At the age of 87, Bob […]

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