Esperança
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

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One Man’s Waste is Another Man’s Healing

Your support allows salvaged medical supplies to bring healing to Nicaragua

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

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Something to Smile about

How your support transforms the lives of children in rural Nicaragua

If you are a parent, you know that feeling of helplessness when your child is sick. For mothers in rural Nicaragua who are faced with economic struggles and a lack of available medical help, that feeling is compounded

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The Adventures of Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz

The Adventures of Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz

How you and our volunteer surgeons are giving new hope to the people of Peru

Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz are not just orthopedic surgeons, bridge players, and fundraisers; they are visionaries!
“Orthopedic missions to the developing world are uncommon because orthopedic equipment is so expensive. Equipping a ream

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Esperança and Its Catholic Identity

Esperança and Its Catholic Identity

Esperança and Its Catholic Identity
In the late 1930’s their father died. Mourning him deeply, their mother had a nervous breakdown. She was unable to care for herself let alone her daughter and four young sons. Relatives had no way to take in the children as the Great

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The gift of one father to his Family

The gift of one father to his Family

In the small community of Colón Abajo, nestled within the Department of Jinotega in central Nicaragua, the climate is warm and dry, often referred to as “The Dry Zone.” This harsh environment makes it difficult to grow crops. Locals refer to the dry winter months as “La estación

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