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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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Arming Parents in the Battle Against Malnutrition | Bolivia

Arming Parents in the Battle Against Malnutrition | Bolivia

Chronic Malnutrition in Rural BoliviaIn Bolivia, 16% of children under the age of 5 struggle with chronic malnutrition, a condition that develops when they do not eat the correct balance of nutrients in the first 1,000 days of life. Both brain and body growth failure can occur, also called “stunted […]

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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 Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

The Dreams (Turned Reality) of Moisés Barrientos

Irrigation Equals Opportunity in This Small Peruvian Village Moisés Barrientos is one of the long-lived directors of Pantipata Incahuasi, a community in the Abancay region of Peru. He has served as president of Pantipata several times and is now an active participant on the Community Engagement Committee. “Community participation is […]

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Gladis Needed Physical Therapy Unexpectedly: Esperança Was There to Help

Gladis Needed Physical Therapy Unexpectedly: Esperança Was There to Help

Shortly after receiving her COVID-19 vaccine, Gladis began to feel discomfort in her face. Within hours, the left side was completely paralyzed. An Unexpected Reaction Left Gladis in a Dire ConditionThe general hospital in Puerto Penasco, Mexico has 17 hospital beds. Understandably, when the COVID-19 pandemic hit the area, locals […]

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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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