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Volunteer Spotlight – Felicia Lindstrom

Volunteer Spotlight – Felicia Lindstrom

For Felicia Lindstrom, a passion for serving others in the healthcare field was sparked very early in life. “I was in junior high when my grandmother lost her leg to gangrene from diabetes, and she had to go get fitted for a prosthetic. So I went with her to the […]

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Clean Water is Flowing in El Sarayal, Nicaragua

Clean Water is Flowing in El Sarayal, Nicaragua

As you read this, how far are you from a clean water source?
Imagine now that the next time you wanted a drink, needed to wash your hands, or started to cook something, you first had to walk 500 feet (the length of one and a half football fields) to

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Child Protection Project Improves Health for Entire Family in Bolivia

Child Protection Project Improves Health for Entire Family in Bolivia

Esperança’s Child Protection project in Bolivia is a learning space for parents and children to develop relationships through health education, 8 hours a day. Different games are developed that allow the exchange between parents and children. They learn, make agreements, and commitments to support each other. Parents recognize that they

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Q’eros, beyond medicine

Q’eros, beyond medicine

Written by: Jesus Tupacyupanqui Zuniga, Doctor at CADEP José María Arguedas Cusco
Can love overcome a disease? A hug, a smile or an “I am with you”?
The eagle is an extraordinary bird, with sharp vision and large, strong wings that carry them through the midst of storms. It is

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“The therapy groups have made me resilient”

“The therapy groups have made me resilient”

15-year-old Teresa Armella and her brothers got a rough start to life. They live with their parents in a marginal neighborhood of Tarija, Bolivia. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother, terminally ill, causing the family to fight constantly.  Unable to cope by herself, Teresa fell in with the […]

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Body and Mind…Getting Kids Ready for the School Year

Body and Mind…Getting Kids Ready for the School Year

Summer can be a tricky time for some Phoenix families. The same childcare and after-school resources are often not available, causing a financial and emotional strain on working parents. Luckily, in the heart of South Phoenix, Wesley Community Center offers a variety of programs for school age children during the […]

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Mother & Son – Learning Together

Mother & Son – Learning Together

Maciene, Mozambique is largely run by women. An area scarce in economic resources, men often leave their families to find work in South Africa.  Ten hours to the west of Maciene, the men will send monthly remittances home to support their families. They visit twice per year, on Easter and […]

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The Search for a Surgeon is Over

The Search for a Surgeon is Over

Two years ago, Lorena’s life changed forever. She was at her home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, playing with her four-year-old son, David, when their house caught fire.  Luckily, Lorena and David were able to escape with their lives…but not before they both suffered third- and forth-degree burns. Their tragedy didn’t end […]

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All Aboard the Esperança

All Aboard the Esperança

Submitted by Rosemary, a long-time Esperança supporter“It all started 45 years ago. I was working for Philips Medical Systems in Connecticut, a manufacturer of medical x-ray systems; including a dental x-ray unit called the Orolit.”Little did Rosemary know, Father Luke Tupper had that exact Orolit model on board the Esperança […]

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Grimanesa’s Support System

Grimanesa’s Support System

Grimanesa and her son arrived at the regional hospital of Abancay on Thursday, four days into Dr. Feuerstein’s mission…and long after the week had been scheduled and the team was no longer accepting new patients. Esperança staff attempted to explain the situation, but Grimanesa’s son was adamant that she at […]

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