Esperança

THANK YOU ESPERANÇA VOLUNTEERS!

This week is National Volunteer Week and we wanted to thank our many volunteers to help Esperança achieve our life-saving mission. Our work depends on our generous and  dedicated volunteers who serve in many ways.  
Surgical volunteers give their time and talent to improving lives globally.  Each team travels to remote areas for

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Congratulations to Esperança Volunteer, Dr. Lisa Abaid

Dr. Lisa Abaid was recently selected as an outstanding volunteer for the 36th Annual Spirit of Volunteerism Awards in Orange County, CA.  Lisa Abaid MD practices gynecologic oncology in Newport Beach, California at Hoag Hospital.  She is a gynecologist who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of women with cancer of

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The Urgent Need for Hope

Giovanna’s story is tragic, but needs to be told as there are others like her; other children who need Esperança’s volunteer surgeons to save them from her fate – amputation.
Seventeen year-old Giovanna lives in Tarija, Bolivia. She is excited about her future and wants to be a teacher when

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Esperanca is Hiring – Part-time Community Health Educator

Esperanca is currently hiring a part-time Community Health Educator. Please share the information below! 
Position: Community Health Educator – Part-time
Description:
Since 1970, Esperança has been bringing hope, providing health and transforming communities for the world’s poor.  Through our volunteer surgical program, clean water and sanitation, home building, food security and nutrition,

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Esperanca Remembers its Founding Brothers

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

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Many thanks to Delta Dental of Arizona

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

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Despite travel obstacles, ophthalmologist performs 36 surgeries!

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

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Esperança dedicates building to the Tupper Family

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

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“Valley Doctor Helps the Poor in Nicaragua”

“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

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From Clean Water Springs New Life

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

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