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Q’eros Nation – Preserving a Culture

Q’eros Nation – Preserving a Culture

Submitted by CADEP. Q’eros Nation is made up of five villages located more than 15,000 feet above sea level, a town with a lot of history, tradition, religious custom and culture; its community is engaged in agricultural cultivation, animals such as alpacas, sheep, cuy and hen. In the Q’ero community […]

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Building Homes & Improving Health in Peru

Building Homes & Improving Health in Peru

Two years ago, Lorenzo and his young family lived in despair.A proud member of the Q’eros Nation, a cluster of villages made up of the indigenous people of the Peruvian Andes, Lorenzo was accustomed to living through treacherous terrain and harsh weather.  However, living conditions often put his family in […]

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Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

Clean Water is Flowing in Rio Grande, Nicaragua

The community of Rio Grande is 27 miles from the city of Jinotega, Nicaragua. The population here mainly consists of hardworking coffee farmers. However, the use of chemical fertilizers in the soil and on the plants has left the local river (and their

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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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Clean Water is Flowing in El Sarayal, Nicaragua

Clean Water is Flowing in El Sarayal, Nicaragua

As you read this, how far are you from a clean water source?
Imagine now that the next time you wanted a drink, needed to wash your hands, or started to cook something, you first had to walk 500 feet (the length of one and a half football fields) to

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World Water Day

World Water Day

By Anna Ortiz, MPH, International Program Director I have frequently been asked, “what do you think is the single-most important public health issue of our day?” For a long time I struggled to answer that question without devolving into a moral argument about public health priorities. That was until I […]

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How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua

How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua

Success of Santa Ana-El Diamante
How You Keep the Water Moving in Rural Nicaragua
When you look at the area around Santa Ana-El Diamante, you see winding, dirt roads running through forests, tree dotted hills, and expansive coffee plantations.
Simeon, a farmer who has lived here his entire life, knows

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Water is Life!

Water is Life!

Written by: Esperança Board Member, Julie Kurtz, MS, RD, CDE
In Esperança’s Quarterly Newsletter, I read about Maria… a mother who has hope because her family no longer has to worry about drinking and cooking with dirty water. Maria is responsible for all the water her family needs for cooking, cleaning,

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¡Agua es vida!

¡Agua es vida!

Water is life — the phrase echoes through the four communities where Anna Ortiz and Brenda Trejo are conducting water analyses. As interns sponsored by HealthWorks Collaborative, Anna and Brenda are working with Esperança’s nonprofit partner AVODEC to add strength to Esperança’s water and sanitation efforts in Nicaragua.
 
Brenda

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