Esperança

The Real Danger In Africa…Disease

When Moises contracted cholera, he was terrified. Over the years he had watched family, friends and neighbors die from this deadly disease that accompanies the yearly monsoon flooding. Moises was now in his mid-50’s, considered elderly in a community where the average life expectancy is only 50, and he had

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81-Year-Old Twin Brothers Make Trip to Nicaragua to Help Needy

Two of our most dedicated volunteer doctors have made their 20th trip to Central American this month. Yes, you read it correctly – Dr. Mark Kartchner and his identical twin brother, Max are 81 years old, but you’d never know it.  They have been volunteering with Esperança for several years

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BHHS Legacy Foundation Grants $30,000 to Esperança

PHOENIX, Ariz. (July 10, 2011)…BHHS Legacy Foundation has awarded grant funding in the amount of $30,000 to Esperança for Health Education Programs.  The monies granted will go towards health-related preventative education programs, including oral health, nutrition and physical activity to underserved families who attend the Legacy Foundation Chris-Town YMCA programs

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Transforming Mozambique Village by Village

Rosa is an elder in the village of Motel Bispo. Before Esperança started work in the village, the title of elder held little meaning for her. She lived in a poorly-constructed mud hut, which made her health issues worse. Her grown son lived with her, and he was usually her

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Backpacks Needed for Golden Gate Community

The Esperança Women’s Guild, a local volunteer group that assists low-income families in Phoenix, is holding a backpack drive from now until July 31, 2012.  They are hoping to acquire new backpacks and supplies (paper, notebooks, color pencils, crayons, erasers and glue) to help send low-income children back to school

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Business Journal Executive Profile

From an early age, Tom Egan, president and CEO of Phoenix nonprofit Esperança, had his sights set on a career that would allow him to help people in need. He was the eldest child of a single mother, who contended with both financial struggles and a hearing handicap. “I just

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An Investment in Hope

The average interest rate on a savings account currently is .05%. Using some quick math, if you put $100 in a savings account today, in a year that $100 would turn into $100.05. Ouch!
There is an investment that can provide you with much better returns.  In fact, it yields

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The Importance of Esperança’s Fight Against Chagas

Chances are you have never heard of Chagas disease. If you live in Bolivia, you undoubtedly have heard of it and sadly, probably have experience with it.  Chagas disease is a parasitic disease transmitted with an insect bite, like malaria, found primarily in Latin America and the Caribbean. Chagas disease

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Esperanca in Arizona Attorney Magazine

Nick Alock recently sponsored a trip to Jinotega, Nicaragua and shares his experience in the June Issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine.  Nick Alcock – Giving Back Reluctantly article

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Esperanca Spring Breakfast a Huge Success!

On Thursday May 3, Esperança welcomed over 150 people to celebrate our Spring Breakfast in Phoenix.  It was a morning filled with inspiration and generosity.

 
 
Kent Monical, CEO of UnitedHealthcare, Community and State in Arizona, shared why UnitedHealthcare partners with Esperança to bring health education to the

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