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International Friendship Day | July 30

International Friendship Day | July 30

Submitted by Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator SupervisorToday, more than ever, our world faces many challenges, crises and divisions that arise in aspects such as poverty, violence, violations of human rights and that all of these threaten peace, security, development and social harmony among and within the peoples of the […]

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Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

With one in every 1,000 children affected at birth, clubfoot is one of the more common deformities found in infants. Here in the U.S., treatment usually begins shortly after birth when non-surgical methods are most successful. But in places like Ecuador, treatment often comes too late… or not at all.Victor […]

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Spreading Healthy Smiles in Bolivia

Spreading Healthy Smiles in Bolivia

Isolation isn’t beneficial to anyone’s health, much less our children’s. When the coronavirus caused much of the world to shelter in place, Bolivia was no exception. That meant for most, regular doctor appointments and healthy eating took a backseat – Emily’s family included. “I failed to address Emily’s dental health […]

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Augustine Found His First Words With Esperança

Augustine Found His First Words With Esperança

Celebrating Make a Difference to Children Month Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen Duncan and I serve as an ex-officio board member for Esperança. I spent most of my career working with vulnerable children and families in Arizona as a counseling psychologist, so needless to say Make a Difference to […]

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She Changed Her Destiny Through Education

She Changed Her Destiny Through Education

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 […]

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After 40 years, Dominga is Safe in Retirement

After 40 years, Dominga is Safe in Retirement

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 […]

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Mayo es el Mes de la Concientización sobre la Salud Mental

Mayo es el Mes de la Concientización sobre la Salud Mental

“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 […]

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May is Mental Health Awareness Month

May is Mental Health Awareness Month

“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 […]

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Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

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 […]

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