Since she was little, Margarita was told that she would never be able to get ahead… that people like her don’t have opportunities to forge a better future… that this was her situation and she had to accept it. But today Margarita is living a very different life despite the […]
Donate Medical Supplies
Each year, Esperança distributes millions in donated medical supplies and equipment to needy families in Arizona and Nicaragua.
Join us every Tuesday to prep, cook and package 200 meals for seniors in our community.
Bringing Q’eros Culture to Your Home
Bring home a piece of Peru by purchasing a gorgeous, handmade item from our gift shop. The best part? 100% of every purchase goes back to support health initiatives in the remote Andean villages of the Q’ero people.
WHERE WE WORK
In order to better work toward health equity for everyone, Esperança’s model is to partner with an in-country NGO who understands the unique needs of their community. Each partnership is thoroughly vetted and the programs are customized to match their needs. Click on a country to learn more!
Join the Mission
Perhaps one of the most basic needs is to live in a safe and secure home. Unfortunately, most recent numbers from Habitat for Humanity estimated that 1.6 billion people around the world live in “inadequate shelter”. But what does that mean? What does it look like? What are the contributing […]
“La salud es un estado de completo bienestar físico, mental y social, y no solamente la ausencia de afecciones o enfermedades.” Organización Mundial de la Salud Aunque aún existe un estigma en el tema de la salud mental, una realidad es que le presten o no atención, una enfermedad mental no tratada […]
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.” The World Health OrganizationAlthough stigmas still exist about mental health, whether you have been diagnosed and have a treatment plan or otherwise, mental illness can cause emotional, physical, and social […]
Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Board of Directors In 2016 I started a program called ‘Educarte’ to provide young people in Puerto Peñasco, Mexico with a path out of poverty through education. This program is rooted in my very strong belief that where a child starts in life should not determine […]
Community-Centered Care The core of Esperança’s programs is centered around community 100% of the time, and as such we must adapt as community needs change. This not only applies to Esperança’s health education classes or surgical trips but the medical supply donation program as well. Esperança acts as a bridge […]