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What Is Sustainable Community Development?

What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Battling the “Silent Death” in Bolivia

Obesity is a major problem in the world, in the city of Tarija more than 5% of the population suffers from it and it is on the rise, especially in children. Unfortunately, it is not a priority because people with chronic disease do not die immediately, but live a poor […]

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Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

Health Classes Get Miguel Back On His Own Two Feet

When his wife died a year ago, Miguel and his children were devastated. And it would be tough enough to become a widowed father — but Miguel’s health was precarious. He was overweight … pre-diabetic … with high cholesterol and high blood pressure. He was going to need heart bypass […]

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What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

What Is Health Equity and Why Does It Matter?

Do you ever think about why livespan differs across various groups? Why do people who live on one side of New Orleans live 25 years longer than those who live on the other side? Why are African American infants 3.2 times as likely to die than their non-Hispanic, white counterparts? To […]

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The Most Important Milestones in Arizona Healthcare History

The Most Important Milestones in Arizona Healthcare History

Guess who’s 109 years old? The state of Arizona!Here at Esperança, we are celebrating by looking back to the biggest Arizona healthcare milestones in our state’s history. There are plenty of unique elements that make Arizona stand out. We’ll focus on the stories that often don’t get their shine.From indigenous sovereignty […]

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Esperança Fills the Gaps of Crumbling Health Systems in Bolivia

Esperança Fills the Gaps of Crumbling Health Systems in Bolivia

Timotea lives in Bolivia with her three young daughters. Working together, they make a living as street vendors in the urban neighborhood of Tarija. Or they did, before COVID-19 struck their household. “Everyone in my family tested positive. They sent us home and told us not to leave…it was terrible […]

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Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Growing up in the district of Rondocan, Peru, Grimaldina witnessed first-hand what food insecurity can do to families and children. When she had her son, she determined to make a difference, for her child and her community’s sake. Grimaldina may only have a sixth-grade education, but your support has helped […]

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From Mozambique: HIV, Healing and Hope

From Mozambique: HIV, Healing and Hope

HIV testing and treatment is still met with hesitation and distrust in Mozambique, home to an estimated 2 million HIV-positive residents. Here, the disease is often not fully understood by community members and a positive diagnosis will more than likely result in a shunning from your family. Rutey is a […]

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Preventing Developmental Disabilities in Bolivia

Preventing Developmental Disabilities in Bolivia

Luz Paola Solano is a stay-at-home mom dedicated to raising her three children and taking care of the housework, though her home looks a little different than what most of us would picture…The Solano family lives in the Japón neighborhood, a well-known slum in Bolivia. A new settlement, the residents […]

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Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

Leonel’s Battle with Chronic Malnutrition

According to UNICEF numbers from 2019, nearly half of all deaths in children under 5 are attributable to undernutrition; undernutrition puts children at greater risk of dying from common infections, increases the frequency and severity of such infections, and delays recovery.Leonel was almost a part of this statistic.Six months ago, […]

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