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Faces of Peru

Esperança’s First Ophthalmology Mission to Peru

A Trip Report by Elena Burr
On October 21st, Esperança’s first ever Ophthalmology Mission to Peru hit the ground.  One of our few teams from Phoenix (Esperança’s home base), this was group’s first time travelling with Esperança. To accompany and support the first Ophthalmology team on their trip to Abancay, Esperança

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The Q’eros Nation – The Last of the Incas

A trip report by Elena Burr, Fund Development & Marketing Coordinator
About the Q’ero
The Q’eros Nation is made up of five communities in the Peruvian Andes, roughly 75 extremely rugged miles east of the nearest city, Paucartambo. An estimated 2,000 people call these communities home, the highest of which

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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:

Survive

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

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 of pediatric orthopedic care, namely congenital hip dislocations and hip dysplasia, along with other pediatric orthopedic […]

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The Adventures of Ray Sachs and Mark Austerlitz

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 of volunteer orthopedic surgeons requires a great deal of money and a lot of complex transport,” according […]

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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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