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Márcia’s Triplets Overcome Hunger in Mozambique

Márcia’s Triplets Overcome Hunger in Mozambique

Watching your baby take her first step. Hearing her say “mama.” Few of life’s joys compare to seeing your child reach these early milestones. But a lack of food all but robbed Márcia and her triplets of these simple pleasures. Márcia’s girls were nearly a year old when our partner […]

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Rosa’s Story | Why These Kids in Peru Love Veggies

Rosa’s Story | Why These Kids in Peru Love Veggies

Can you imagine growing a garden at 14,000 feet? That’s over two and a half times as high as the elevation of Denver, Colorado. At that altitude, Bernabe and Rosa of Chuachua, Peru were struggling to raise alpacas and grow enough potatoes to feed their family of eight. Mountain growing […]

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Gilberto Finds New Hope and Healing After a Tragic Accident

Gilberto Finds New Hope and Healing After a Tragic Accident

When Gilberto woke up from the car accident, the doctors had terrible news. The 19-year-old would struggle to talk — and would never walk again. His head trauma was just too severe. It would have been easy for Gilberto to give up. To let creeping despair take root in his […]

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Civic Health Month: How voting impacts public health

Civic Health Month: How voting impacts public health

August is Civic Health Month, a time when we highlight the importance of engaged voters to shape the health of their communities – the places where they live, work, learn and play. What does civic health mean?Civic health emphasizes the importance of a community harnessing their voting power to address issues […]

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The Social Determinants of Health Impacting HIV/AIDS in Mozambique

The Social Determinants of Health Impacting HIV/AIDS in Mozambique

Submitted by Eduarda Cipriano, Executive Director, NGUNI (Esperança’s indigenous partner in Mozambique)  The Social Determinants of Health Impacting HIV/AIDS in Mozambique For most people in western countries, HIV and AIDS are a scary story of the past that were once rampant amongst gay, poor, and black people, mostly. For the […]

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Día internacional de la Amistad | July 30

Día internacional de la Amistad | July 30

Presentado por Jazmin Hernandez, Supervisora ​​de Educadores de Salud Comunitaria Hoy más que nunca nuestro mundo hace frente a muchos desafíos, crisis y división que se presentan en aspectos como la pobreza, la violencia, violaciones de los derechos humanos y que todos estos amenazan la paz, la seguridad, el desarrollo […]

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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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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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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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Introducing Esperança’s Nutrition Coaching Program

Introducing Esperança’s Nutrition Coaching Program

My name is Elena Gonzalez, and I am Esperança’s first Nutrition Coach. I am thrilled to be a part of the Esperança team leading our new Nutrition Coaching Program! I am passionate about building client-centered relationships and improving my client’s outlook on food and the impact it has on health. […]

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