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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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2nd Annual Hope Breakfast-Thursday, May 3rd

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

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After 19 years, Jose will celebrate Valentine’s Day

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

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ESPERANCA WINS AWARD AS ONE OF THE BEST CHARITIES IN AMERICA!

 
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

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Esperança is First Arizona Charity to Partner with Pledge4Good.com

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

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Esperanca Delivers Hope in the Form of Medical Supplies

Esperança annually ships a forty foot container filled with hundreds of boxes of medical and surgical supplies valued at over $1.5 million dollars. The container is sent to our trusted partners in Central or South America to be distributed to the local health clinics and hospitals, ultimately touching the lives

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