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
Edith Josefina Mansilla was born in Potosí (Bolivia) on November 20, 1996 and is 21 years old. She is studying in the 4th year of her public accounting career. She currently lives in the San Bernando neighborhood of the city of Tarija. Edith lives with her parents, is the oldest
By Maria Valenzuela, Phoenix Program Director
“In 1979, my mother brought me to this country, chasing the American dream.
We settled into a disadvantaged community in Arizona. My mother was young and determined to make a better living for herself and her 6-year-old daughter. We lived in a trailer. I
A Commencement Address by Diana Soto
So, what does it mean to be a nurse?
This is the question that I have been asking myself lately. I have often wondered to myself after all this training if I really know what it means to be a nurse. This thought
Your support is saving the lives of Bolivian women from uterine cancer Marta lives in San Salvador, Bolivia. She has four adult children who are the most important treasures in her life and is a seamstress, making clothing from home. Marta has heard stories of women who have died from
A piece from Esperanҫa’s CEO, Jeri Royce
A recent NPR article entitled “Advice to Parachuting Docs: Think Before You Jump Into Poor Countries” talks about using caution when providing medical support in less developed and poor countries. Typical mistakes made by the “Parachuting Doc” include performing surgeries in areas where
It might seem like a death sentence — being diagnosed with HIV.
In Mozambique, 1 in 10 individuals are HIV-positive — but many hide it. Many cannot afford
treatment, and others refuse it because they’re afraid of being stigmatized.
But now, we have a way to embrace them … heal
Changing perspectives: Dover doctors provide surgeries in Nicaragua
Apr 14th, 2018 · by Mike Finney · Delaware State News
Dr. Brandt Feuerstein (left) embarked on his second trip to provide surgeries for the less fortunate in Nicaragua in March. He was joined by a medical team of six others from
What’s on your “To Do” list?
Maybe it’s long.
But, if you lived in the harsh highlands of Peru, your “To Do” list might be much shorter.
Forget about planning ahead … forget about dreaming … Just get through the day alive.
The climate is
You’ve seen it a million times … The boy holds out the little box, the girl looks inside — and then there’s that dazzling smile! It’s love! It’s yet another Valentine’s Day commercial!
But that fabulous smile … those perfect teeth … are a fantasy for so many. Their teeth