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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]

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Child Protection Project Improves Health for Entire Family in Bolivia

Child Protection Project Improves Health for Entire Family in Bolivia

Esperança’s Child Protection project in Bolivia is a learning space for parents and children to develop relationships through health education, 8 hours a day. Different games are developed that allow the exchange between parents and children. They learn, make agreements, and commitments to support each other. Parents recognize that they

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“The therapy groups have made me resilient”

“The therapy groups have made me resilient”

15-year-old Teresa Armella and her brothers got a rough start to life. They live with their parents in a marginal neighborhood of Tarija, Bolivia. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother, terminally ill, causing the family to fight constantly.  Unable to cope by herself, Teresa fell in with the […]

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Memories of a Sweet Wait

Memories of a Sweet Wait

“My pregnancy was a problem…now it’s a sweet wait for my baby to be born.” Nicolasa is a 27-year-old pregnant woman, living in the Japan Neighborhood, a semi-urban area of ​​the city of Tarija, Bolivia. This neighborhood does not have access to a traditional health care facility, and the residents […]

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Back from the Brink

Back from the Brink

The Municipality of San Lorenzo, Bolivia, has little over 3,000 residents. Nestled between a fork in the Río Tojtiwaysho, the majority of families here are field workers, cultivating what vegetables possible in the increasingly dry soil.  Due to recent changes in the climate, agriculturalists have been forced to move away […]

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“Thank You For Opening My Eyes”

“Thank You For Opening My Eyes”

Damaris Zenteno is like most 17 year-olds. She lives in the Japón neighborhood in the city of Tarija, Bolivia, with her mother and three sisters. Her father died when she was young, so her mother became the sole provider for the family, working hard to ensure the girls received an

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Preventing Infant Mortality in Bolivia

Preventing Infant Mortality in Bolivia

Claudia is 34 years old. She and her husband raise their two daughters (ages 4 and 11) in the Tierra Linda neighborhood of Bolivia, a new peri-urban district, devoid of sewer systems. Many schools and homes in rural Bolivia lack both running water and sanitation facilities. Imagine being in Claudia’s

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Your Support is Bearing Fruit in Bolivia

Your Support is Bearing Fruit in Bolivia

Diced, whole or bite-sized, any way you slice them, veggies are delicious. But for the Mendoza family – they are a way of life. It’s how Marisol and Julian of San Mateo, Bolivia keep their family of three fed. And you help make it happen. This hard-working family is a

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