Faces of Peru
International Program Updates
By Anna Ortiz, MPH, International Program Director
In the past year, Esperança’s surgical program has undergone tremendous change. The rise of the political crisis in Nicaragua last April challenged the sustainability of our longest standing surgical program at that time. It forced us to take a step back and acknowledge
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
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
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 […]
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 […]
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