Faces of Peru
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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
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
Esperança’s CADEP Program Recognized
Esperança’s program partner CADEP in Peru was recently nominated for an award for its ecological housing program in the COP 20, which is a United Nations sponsored Climate Conference that took place in Lima. They received 400 applications and CADEP ranked 7th overall!
The CADEP Program that Esperança supports provides