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
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
As January begins, we wanted to let you know that you can harness your New Year’s Resolutions to help support our mission.
We are announcing a partnership with pledge4good.com, an innovative platform that lets you create a donation pledge tied to your New Year’s goal—for example, $2.00 per pound
Digna has over 16 chickens that lay over a dozen eggs daily. She makes a few dollars a day from selling the eggs and is the primary source for eggs in her community. Her dream is to eventually grow into a small poultry farm that provides jobs and an income
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
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