Diced, whole or bite-sized, any way you slice them, veggies are delicious. But for the Mendoza family – they are a way of life. It’s how Marisol and Julian of San Mateo, Bolivia keep their family of three fed. And you help make it happen. This hard-working family is a
With all the hopelessness in the world, it’s easy to wonder “What can one person really do?” New friend of Esperança, Joe Kemper, will tell you – quite a lot! Last year he joined us on a site visit to see the life-changing hope Esperanca provides first-hand. The experience was
Two hours northeast of the capital of Nicaragua lies the small but prominent city of Boaco. It’s known as “Ciudad de Dos Pisos” (The Two-Story City), due to its never-ending hills and inclines. The city itself houses approximately 19,000 people. The Boaco Regional Hospital sits on the outskirts of the
It began with “pins and needles” … a prickly feeling in his arms. Then his legs began cramping — not just when he exerted himself, but even when he was resting. Diogracio had no idea what was happening in his body. He had worked hard his whole life as a
The Importance of Getting Vaccinated
By Diana Soto, RN
Esperança’s main focus is in the prevention of disease. We work hard to develop programs that help communities prevent diseases – programs such as vaccination campaigns reduce the spread of infectious diseases, allowing communities to be healthy and thrive.
There are several factors that still prevail in Nicaragua which make it difficult to provide comprehensive care to the low-income population: geographic inaccessibility, absence of nearby health posts, lack of trained professionals, lack of medical supplies and necessary medicines, and a belief rooted in the communities that prevents seeking conventional
By Reeder Enrique Lanzas, DDS
“My name is Reeder Enrique Lanzas. I was born in Leon, Nicaragua and at age of six moved to the capital, Jinotega. Growing up, my family was always dedicated to service. My mom is a dentist and my dad is a nurse, serving as the Surgical
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