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

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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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2nd Dental Mission to Nicaragua

In conjunction with the Kartchner surgical mission to Nicaragua, dentist Dr. Lewis Leavitt, traveled from Tucson, Arizona to provide dental services for poor families in Nicaragua. This was his second mission with Esperança, and he came well-stocked with supplies and materials to attend to as many patients as he could.

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Surgical Mission Success: Maria Eulalia’s story

General Surgeon Dr. Mark Kartchner and anesthesiologists, Dr. Max Kartchner and Dr. Dean Kartchner, returned at the end of October from a 10-day volunteer surgical mission to Nicaragua. They operated out of a small clinic in the rural community of San Rafael del Norte, about 30 minutes north of Jinotega.

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Surgical Mission Success: Anselma’s Story

I’d like you to meet Anselma Bustamante, a 60 year old mother of 10 children, living in the rural village of Entre Rios, Bolivia. For the past 12 years, Mrs. Bustamante has been forced to cope with a large goiter growing inside of her neck. It’s a disability that has

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