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Faces of 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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Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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Margarito is Living Hernia-Free Thanks to Esperança’s Volunteer Surgical Mission

Margarito Díaz González doesn’t live the life most of us picture for a 66-year-old.A native of El Tuma, Nicaragua, Margarito received up to a third-grade education before starting his life as a farmer. Many years and 10 children later, Margarito now works in the field as a farmer’s helper, bringing […]

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Volunteer Spotlight – Juan Ramirez

Juan Ramirez is a Biomedical Equipment Technician III with Phoenix Children’s Hospital. He has always had a passion for service, but was unsure how to best use his expertise in a volunteer fashion. That is, until he encountered Esperança! In 2017, Juan was invited to join Esperança on a trip […]

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Aura and Her Community Reach the Finish Line of New Water System Amid Global Pandemic

When we first met Aura Gutierrez, she was desperate.Her family had always lived in poverty, a fact Aura was not ashamed of. She worked hard maintaining her home, her husband spent the days sowing and caring for their land, planting basic grains, corn, and beans, and their 13-year-old son walked […]

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COVID-19 International Relief Projects

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses at different rates through every country around the globe, Esperança is responding to the unique needs that arise in each of our partner communities. Today, we would like to share an update on the different pandemic response programs taking place in each of our partner […]

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International Day of Families is May 15th – here’s how you can observe

Submitted by: Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The United Nations recognizes the family as the basic “unit” of society, although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their […]

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Hernia Surgery Gives Alberto a New Lease on Life in Nicaragua

In Nicaragua, there is no retirement for the general population. Family members, regardless or age or gender, contribute to the daily housework, which generally consists of fetching water, tending crops, and caring for a few animals. Alberto Gonzalez is 69 years old, a widowed father of six, still doing what […]

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Pregnancy Pains Turn Life-Threatening in Nicaragua

Yadira Jamileth Benavides Hernandez is 29 years old and from Manceras Rancho Grande, Nicaragua. She has two children, the youngest of whom just turned two months old. Yadira is a fulltime homemaker, and these days is dedicated to taking care of her new baby.For the past year, and all throughout […]

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