Faces of Peru

To Do: Survivie

What’s on your “To Do” list?
Maybe it’s long.
But, if you lived in the harsh highlands of Peru, your “To Do” list might be much shorter.
To Do:


Forget about planning ahead … forget about dreaming … Just get through the day alive.
The climate is

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A grateful Peru welcomes back Esperança Volunteer Surgeons

How your support is bringing hope to mothers and children across PeruBy Mark Austerlitz, M.D.

Many of you are aware of my medical mission last year to Abancay, Peru, with Dr. Ray Sachs and the rest of our team, where we identified what we felt was a neglected area

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The Adventures of Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz

How you and our volunteer surgeons are giving new hope to the people of Peru

Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz are not just orthopedic surgeons, bridge players, and fundraisers; they are visionaries!
“Orthopedic missions to the developing world are uncommon because orthopedic equipment is so expensive. Equipping a ream

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A Mother’s Strength Helps Her Daughter Stand

Cinthya is a beautiful 13-year-old girl from the community of Ccochua, Apurimac, Peru. Despite the fact that she cannot walk or talk, she is a happy child whose family loves her dearly.
Cinthya’s hometown of Ccochua sits at approximately 10,600 feet in the Andes mountains. Ccochua is rich in fertile

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Ride for World Health to Support Our Work in Peru

Esperança has been selected as a recipient of 2016 Ride for World Health, a 3300 miles cycling journey from Huntington Beach, CA to Washington, D.C.
The mission of Ride for World Health is to create a more functional, effective, resourceful health system in low and middle income countries through training

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Home and Hope for the Holidays

This year will be the very first time this family will wake up in a safe, warm, comfortable home.
Aldo and Zulma live in Peru – but for them every day is a day of giving thanks – because this year, a friend like you gave them an amazing gift: A NEW

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Mission of Hope 2015: Peru Donor Trip Continued

A group of 11 travelers includes donors, doctors and Esperança staff traveled to Peru May 16-24. The travel team had a very successful trip and enjoyed meeting with program partners to discuss the new surgical program.  They are hoping to schedule their first medical mission trip in the coming months!

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Mission of Hope 2015: Peru Donor Trip

This year’s donor trip is set for May 16-24 in Peru.  Our group of 11 travelers includes board members, donors, doctors and Esperança staff. While on the ground, our travel team will take part in a kick off meeting for the surgical program and visit a few agricultural projects.  We

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Esperança to Remodel Safe Haven for Pregnant Women in Peru

The House of Waiting, in Haquira, Peru.  The facility has been providing women in the latter stages of pregnancy with a safe place to come for the last 17  years, but the dilapidated home is in desperate need of remodeling.
Local health outposts provide basic medical care to Peruvian

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