James Tupper’s first visit to the barrios of South America can only be described as life-altering. The 26-year-old Naval medical officer went ashore during a stop along route to the Antarctic in 1960 and what he saw was a shocking example of unrelieved poverty—something that the middle-class graduate from the
We’re thrilled to announce that Delta Dental of Arizona Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $10,000 to Esperanca to expand our Oral Health program for pre-school and elementary children in Phoenix.
On March 8th, 2012, Delta Dental presented Tom Egan, president and CEO and Maria Valenzuela, Community Health
Dr. Georges Birenbaum, an ophthalmologic surgeon from Oregon, traveled on his third surgical mission with Esperança. His travel conditions were not ideal. The week he flew in, city-wide strikes in Tarija, Bolivia closed down all land and air transportation. He was stuck for several days in the larger city of
On Thursday March 1, 2012 friends and family of the Tupper family, past staff and supporters of Esperança gathered in the courtyard of Esperança for a dedication of Esperança headquarters to Esperança founders and brothers, Father Luke and Jerry Tupper.
A plaque honoring the service of both men was unveiled
“Valley Doctor Helps the Poor in Nicaragua”
by Russ Wiles – Feb. 17, 2012 03:20 PM
The Republic | azcentral.com
Dr. James Foltz, a gynecologist at Paradise Valley Hospital, recently put his medical practice on hold for a week and paid his own way to Nicaragua so that he could perform surgeries
Meet Marta, a young mother of three living in rural Nicaragua. Every morning she and her eldest son walk four miles to gather water from the closest river. But before you imagine an idyllic clean and clear stream, let me give you a few more details. This is a crowded
Come learn about the work Esperança, an international health organization based in Phoenix, is doing to bring hope to the poor throughout the world. The featured speaker will be Esperança volunteer plastic surgeon Dr. Nick Retson. Dr. Retson has traveled abroad with Esperança for many years. He will
In developing countries, cleft palate is a widely misunderstood disability. Superstition and fear often leads to name calling and ostracization. On the streets they are called hont katiya, or split-lip, by children, “devil-touched” and “cursed by God” by their peers. These labels destroy their chances for attending school, becoming married
Esperança was awarded the Independent Charities Seal of Excellence. This is awarded to the members of Independent Charities of America and Local Independent Charities of America that have, upon rigorous independent review, been able to certify, document, and demonstrate on an annual basis that they meet the highest standards
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Jan., 17, 2011)… Esperança is the first Arizona nonprofit organization to partner with pledge4good.com, an innovative platform that lets individuals create a donation pledge tied to personal or professional goals.
“Best of all, pledge4good lets you easily inform friends on Facebook, Twitter, and email as you set and then