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Faces of Peru

Celebrating 52 years of service for Esperança’s Peruvian partner, CADEP

Submitted by Adriana Farquharson, International Program Coordinator Centro Andino de Educación y Promoción José María Arguedas (CADEP JMA) serves the Cusco and Apurímac regions of Peru, committed to strengthening and empowering indigenous Quechua populations. In every area of service to this vulnerable population CADEP exhibits equity, creativity, and justice. They […]

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August 9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program DirectorIndigenous peoples have been bearers and protectors of social, cultural, economic and political elements and traditions. However, due to globalization, capitalism, climate change, and other modern social forces, indigenous people’s rights, lands, and contributions have been repeatedly violated and undermined. International Day of the […]

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An Act of Bravery, Kindness, and Charity: Becoming a Surgical Volunteer

So many of us can pick up the phone and make an appointment with our doctor when we have a cold or the flu. It’s heartbreaking to realize that half the population on our planet can’t afford medical care. In fact, more than three billion people worldwide live on less than $2.50 […]

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The Surgery That Allowed Luz to Follow Her Dreams

Luz Marina Vargas, 25, lives in Abancay, a Peruvian city deep in the Eternal Springtime Valley. Luz shares a humble home and happy life with her newlywed husband, Alberto.She finds joy in baking all types of desserts, snacks, and cakes to give to her friends and neighbors. Luz is known […]

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Covid-19 Can’t Stop Progress

There isn’t a single area Esperança serves that hasn’t been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Esperança’s COVID-19 relief efforts in all five of its partner countries here. Even the farmers of Ccapaccasa, a small rural village in southern Peru, haven’t escaped its effects. “Due to the coronavirus, […]

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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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Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The solar system reminds us that, just as the Earth is not at the center of the Universe, neither are we humans the center of the Earth. We, along with the rest of the natural world, are all interconnected within the larger web of […]

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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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