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Bolivian Success Stories

Agriculture program makes a difference for Bolivian farmers during COVID-19

Picture this…looking out at a farmer’s field against the backdrop of the majestic Bolivian Andes.But this field sits in heavy contrast with the healthy green beauty of the mountains. A handful of plants are scattered across the dry soil.Jhobana’s hopes dried up as she looked out across her land, but […]

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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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Esperança Empowers Artisan Dairy Farmers in Bolivia

Five years ago, Maria owned a single cow to produce milk for her family. An idea sparked when talking to other women around her community in Rosillas, Bolivia also struggling to make ends meet. Most families in the community are dedicated to agricultural and livestock activity, all families have milk-producing […]

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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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Making Mental Health a Priority in Bolivia

Jesús Cáceres is a teacher who for several years has been the director of his unit at the Eustaquio Mendez High School in Tarija, Bolivia.A father himself, Jesús understands how important teenage years are to mental development, and recognized the unhealthy signs taking root at his school.“It was an issue […]

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Preventing Disease as a Family

Mery Rodríguez is a 60 year-old participant in the workshops.  She lives with her oldest daughter who has two children of her own. Mery worked all her life selling food and soft drinks at a street stand.  Her diet consisted of noodles, rice, meat, and potatoes, all with a lot […]

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