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The $3 donation that brought me to tears…

The $3 donation that brought me to tears…

Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Founder of Educarte and Board Member of EsperançaA few months ago when I was in Mexico I received one of the smallest individual donations in our history. It was also the most meaningful and heart-warming donation I have ever received. In fact, it brought me to […]

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A Peruvian Home Warmed by Love

A Peruvian Home Warmed by Love

At 14,763 feet above sea level, the Andes could never be described as balmy. But in recent years, the cold the Q’eros Nation deals with day after day has grown more severe.“Because of climate change, the cold is more intense,” says Ycton, a young Q’ero leader and father of two, […]

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A Dire Need for a Dentist

A Dire Need for a Dentist

Not many of us can say we like going to the dentist. Then there are those Esperança serves in Nicaragua who travel for miles across jungle and ravine for the chance to find relief in that orthodontic chair. Poverty is hard on teeth. Malnutrition robs them of the nutrients and […]

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Impact of Clean Water on Education

Impact of Clean Water on Education

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development Director Clean water means more children in school. Period.  The statistics are staggering. 31% of schools worldwide lack safe water and adequate sanitation Water-related illnesses lead to 443 million missed school days each year Women and girls spend 200 million […]

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Give it a Try: Building a Foundation for Education

Give it a Try: Building a Foundation for Education

Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Esperança Board Member & Founder of EducarteI first saw this quote back in 2012 when I had begun to think more seriously about trying to make a significant commitment to helping kids in need in Rocky Point.  At that time I spoke little Spanish, had very […]

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Delivering HOPE Door-to-Door

Delivering HOPE Door-to-Door

Keeping tabs on your health is important, but sometimes language barriers can get in the way of seeking out preventative health screenings.Esperança is stepping into the gap, helping 200 Hispanic community members in Arizona schedule and keep track of the appointments that keep them safe and healthy.When Erasno started missing […]

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International Women’s Day | March 8

International Women’s Day | March 8

Submitted by Julieta Larios, Executive Office & Operations Manager International Women’s Day is a global day to celebrate women’s political, economic, and social advancements while also shining a light on the issues and inequalities affecting women across the world. International Women’s Day is held annually on March 8th, bringing together […]

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Introducing “I Choose Wellness”

Introducing “I Choose Wellness”

Submitted by: Alejandra Ruiz, MPH, Youth Program Manager Greetings From Esperança’s Youth Program Manager My name is Alejandra Ruiz and I am excited to join the Esperança team leading our youth-focused health programs, I Choose Wellness and Learning with a Smile. I am passionate about creating relationships to bring forth […]

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Esperança statement on Ukraine (2 March 2022)

Esperança statement on Ukraine (2 March 2022)

Phoenix, 2 March 2022 It is with a heavy heart that I share this message today, and I’m sure it has been on your hearts and minds as well. Esperança stands in solidarity with the people of Ukraine and condemns the military actions directed by Russian leadership during this deeply […]

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Meet Puerto Peñasco’s Future Doctor!

Meet Puerto Peñasco’s Future Doctor!

When Jackson entered the Educarte program two years ago, he was desperate to keep his dreams of becoming a doctor alive.Although he was adopted by a loving family in Puerto Peñasco when he was 15, Jackson’s early life was filled with a great deal of trauma and very little stability. […]

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