Esperança

Faces of Nicaragua

Primary Care Brigades Provide Peace of Mind

Yader Lopez is a 25 year-old living in El Cua, Nicaragua. He suffers from epilepsy and convulsions when off his doctor-recommended medication. However, the local health center does not have a readily available supply, and often runs out, leaving Yader terrified of when and where his seizures might strike next.“We […]

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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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Esperança’s Medical Brigade Brings Relief to Single Mother in Nicaragua

Esperança’s brigade team travels to a different Nicaraguan community every week and sets up a “pop-up” clinic for the day. This can take place anywhere from a local church to a local leader’s house. The set up includes a waiting area with plastic chairs, a pharmacy, and three separate spaces […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Felicia Lindstrom

For Felicia Lindstrom, a passion for serving others in the healthcare field was sparked very early in life. “I was in junior high when my grandmother lost her leg to gangrene from diabetes, and she had to go get fitted for a prosthetic. So I went with her to the […]

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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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A Weight Has Been Lifted

The political situation in Nicaragua has made it difficult, if not impossible, to send Esperança’s volunteer surgeons as we have in the past. That being said, the need has not diminished. Countless lives still depend on the surgical intervention we offer for procedures they would never have access to on […]

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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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International Program Updates

By Anna Ortiz, MPH, International Program Director
In the past year, Esperança’s surgical program has undergone tremendous change. The rise of the political crisis in Nicaragua last April challenged the sustainability of our longest standing surgical program at that time. It forced us to take a step back and acknowledge

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The Gift of Entrepreneurial Spirit

Avimileth is a 16 year-old girl living in the Community of La Concordia in Nicaragua. From a very young age, Avimileth has worked in the fields, cultivating corn and beans alongside her father and three sisters. She is also in her third year of high school, studying efficient technologies. Avimileth

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