Esperança

That’s one big check!

While we are most well known for our international health work, we also do some amazing prevention and health education work in our local community. As we previously talked about in our blog, our local program’s excellence was recognized by Catholic Healthcare West when we received a grant for

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Surgical Mission Success: Seberina’s story

Dr. Diane Sklar is a gynecological surgeon based in San Francisco. She has dedicated her life to medical missions, and Esperança is only one of the organizations that she volunteers with on a regular basis. For many years, Dr. Sklar has travelled with a team to the Esperança medical mission

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Bolivian women given a better chance to fight off cancer

Dr. Sung Ho Lee and his team of four from New York returned from another successful gynecological mission with Esperança on December 9th.
Despite issues with customs at the Bolivian airport upon their arrival, they were able to operate on 16 women in just a few days who suffered from

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152 given the gift of sight in just 5 days

Ohio ophthamological surgeons, Dr. John Pajka and Dr. Brian Stahl, and their team of 7 returned to Tarija, Bolivia on November 12-19th, 2011 for their 4th surgical mission with Esperança.
There were hundreds of potential patients waiting on the first day. You could feel a sense of urgency and

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Catholic Healthcare West Grants $50,000 to Esperança for Healthcare Initiative with Latino Community At-Risk for Obesity-Related Diseases

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Distribution
Contact: Lindsay Hansen
PR Consultant
(480) 205-6195
lindsay@ldhconsulting.net
Catholic Healthcare West Grants $50,000 to Esperanca for Healthcare Initiative with Latino Community At-Risk for Obesity-Related Diseases
PHOENIX, Ariz. (Dec. 19, 2011)…Catholic Healthcare West has awarded grant funding in the amount of $50,000 to

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Letter to the Arizona Republic Editor

December 7, 2011
Letters to the Editor
The Arizona Republic
P.O. Box 1950
Phoenix, AZ 85001.
Dear Editorial Staff:
While we always appreciate stories about Arizona nonprofits and the ever growing need for donations, we were disappointed to see that Russ Wiles’ story which ran Sunday, Dec. 4 and

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“Local Organization: Shocked by Aid Worker Killings”

Fox 10 News
Local Organization: Shocked by Aid Worker Killings
Updated: Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 9:14 PM MST
Published : Monday, 09 Aug 2010, 8:47 PM MST
PHOENIX – A local aid organization is reacting to the murders of a group of volunteer medics in Afghanistan.
Esperança is a local

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Christmas Comes Early for the Golden Gate Community

On Saturday, Dec. 10, the Esperanca Women’s Guild made the holidays a little bit brighter for many low-income families in Phoenix.  They delivered gifts to 68 families and 228 children at the Golden Gate Community Center.
Most of the families are participants in the Golden Gate Community Center KARE Kinship

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Home for the Holidays

Millions of families in the developing world live in dire conditions. Homes are constructed of nothing more than cardboard, mud, sticks and various discarded materials. They lack basic services like running water, electricity and sewer. These crude structures are vulnerable to severe weather, and it is not uncommon for livestock

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