Esperança
A Brighter Future for Juanito

A Brighter Future for Juanito

Jennifer is a mom who refused to give up. She thought giving birth to her new son would be routine, just like it was for her other kids. All her doctor’s visits had gone to plan … Instead, baby Juanito was born with clubfoot. Jennifer hadn’t heard of this common […]

Read More
Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Pesticide Exposure in Bolivia The use of pesticides has increased during the past decades, also increasing the risk of exposure to toxic pesticides that can cause detrimental health effects in the future. This is of special concern among farmers in low-to-middle-income countries that may lack proper training in the safe […]

Read More
Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesday!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for sharing gratitude and two days for shopping and sales for the holidays. Now there is a day for giving back!What is #GivingTuesday?#GivingTuesday was created to kick off the holiday season with a simple concept: “a day that encourages people to do good”. The 10th annual […]

Read More
Diabetes | Factores de riesgo, síntomas, tratamiento, prevención y más

Diabetes | Factores de riesgo, síntomas, tratamiento, prevención y más

Según el Reporte Nacional de Estadísticas de Diabetes realizado por la CDC se estima que 1.4 millones de personas de 18 años en adelante fueron diagnosticas con diabetes tipo 2 en el 2019.Es importante promover consciencia sobre esta enfermedad y dejar claro que, a pesar de que hay algunos factores […]

Read More
Diabetes | Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, & More

Diabetes | Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, & More

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, an estimated 1.4 million people aged 18 and older were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2019. It is important to promote awareness about this disease and make it clear that, although there are some non-modifiable factors such as age, ethnicity, and […]

Read More
The Gift of Education: A Bright Future

The Gift of Education: A Bright Future

Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Esperança Board member & Educarte FounderDuring the holidays I get many messages from wonderful people wanting to do something special for the students we support in our Educarte program in Mexico. During our first few years the Educarte team was able to host a special Holiday […]

Read More
Finding Community for Children with Special Needs

Finding Community for Children with Special Needs

When Eliu’s mom discovered the Esperança sponsored special needs program in Rocky Point, Mexico, she was hesitant. How could anyone understand Eliu’s needs as well as her..? Eliu was born with Pierre Robin syndrome, an underdeveloped jaw that causes difficulty breathing. He wears a “necklace” as his family calls it, […]

Read More
Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Martin Quispe Paucar and his wife Felipa have four beautiful children: Joel, Yefre, Yanit, and Herlinda. The family belongs to the Q’eros Nation of Peru, an indigenous Quechua group known as the last living descendants of the Incas. They live a humble life, one of hard work dedicated to breeding […]

Read More
Lo que debes saber sobre El Día de Muertos

Lo que debes saber sobre El Día de Muertos

Autor: Jazmin Hernandez, Educadora de Salud Primero y dos de noviembre el día de los fieles difuntos y de todos los santos, se recuerda y honra la memoria de quienes ya no se encuentran en esta vida, estas celebraciones se festejan en varios países de Latinoamérica como lo son Perú, […]

Read More
What you should know about El Día de Muertos

What you should know about El Día de Muertos

Submitted by Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator Lead Trainer El Día de Muertos | The Day of the Dead November 1-2, 2022 is the day of the faithful departed and of all the saints, the memory of those who are no longer in this life are remembered and honored. These […]

Read More