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Microloans and Women Empowerment in Nicaragua

Microloans and Women Empowerment in Nicaragua

My name is Celestina Gutierrez Herrera and I live in Rinconada, Nicaragua. Thanks to the partnership of Esperança I am finally able to live my dream of owning my own store at age 60. Being a woman in my country, there is no support to open a business or have your produce […]

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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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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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COVID-19 Diaries: Delina, a Bolivian Farmer

COVID-19 Diaries: Delina, a Bolivian Farmer

My family is made up of my husband, Imar Gutierrez, 32, my daughter Abigail Melina, 14, and my son Juan Emanuel, 9. We live and work in the community of San Mateo, a place located in the Cercado province of the department of Tarija in Bolivia; here the land is […]

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Food Security For A Family of Ten

Food Security For A Family of Ten

In the rural jungles of Bolivia stands a two-room adobe house with no doors or windows, Here lives Adriana Franco Cáceres, her husband, their six children and two little grandchildren. Overall, they are a happy, loving family. But they also suffer their own challenges. Adriana is the only family member […]

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Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Advancing Women’s Land Rights in Nicaragua

Since 2017 Esperanca has been working with rural communities in Nicaragua to provide land grants and ongoing agricultural education to improve the sustainability of small farmers in the region. Over 200 families have participated across 8 communities. The group has also built and maintained 4 new seed banks. Petrona is […]

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