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Bolivian Success Stories

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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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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Healthy Food Workshops Are Fighting Malnutrition in Bolivia

Placida Segovia Martínez lives in Monte Sud, Bolivia. She is a happy mother of three, an entrepreneurial fighter and always seeks to move her family forward despite the problems that arise. Every day look different for Placida. As a single mother, providing for her family includes embroidering blouses, washing clothes, […]

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Child Protection Project Improves Health for Entire Family in Bolivia

Esperança’s Child Protection project in Bolivia is a learning space for parents and children to develop relationships through health education, 8 hours a day. Different games are developed that allow the exchange between parents and children. They learn, make agreements, and commitments to support each other. Parents recognize that they

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“The therapy groups have made me resilient”

15-year-old Teresa Armella and her brothers got a rough start to life. They live with their parents in a marginal neighborhood of Tarija, Bolivia. Her father is an alcoholic and her mother, terminally ill, causing the family to fight constantly.  Unable to cope by herself, Teresa fell in with the […]

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Memories of a Sweet Wait

“My pregnancy was a problem…now it’s a sweet wait for my baby to be born.” Nicolasa is a 27-year-old pregnant woman, living in the Japan Neighborhood, a semi-urban area of ​​the city of Tarija, Bolivia. This neighborhood does not have access to a traditional health care facility, and the residents […]

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Back from the Brink

The Municipality of San Lorenzo, Bolivia, has little over 3,000 residents. Nestled between a fork in the Río Tojtiwaysho, the majority of families here are field workers, cultivating what vegetables possible in the increasingly dry soil.  Due to recent changes in the climate, agriculturalists have been forced to move away […]

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