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Faces of Peru

What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Eulogio is Seeing Crop Yields Like Never Before in His Rural Peruvian Home

Colquemarca or “Qullqi Marka” in Quechua, meaning ‘silver town’ is one of eight districts of the Chumbivilcas Province in Peru. The 9,000 residents of this district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.Eulogio Quispe is the head of one of the many farming families in the region. He’s lived the entirety […]

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Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Growing up in the district of Rondocan, Peru, Grimaldina witnessed first-hand what food insecurity can do to families and children. When she had her son, she determined to make a difference, for her child and her community’s sake. Grimaldina may only have a sixth-grade education, but your support has helped […]

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Give Back to Others This Holiday Season at Esperanca’s Q’eros Craft Store

With the holidays around the corner, you’re probably feeling that particular joy that only comes around this time of the year. You might also be feeling overwhelmed. The holidays this year are unlike any other and although it may be festivities for some, there is a lot of added burden for […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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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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