Esperança

Ensuring Community-Centered Medical Donations

Community-Centered CareThe 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 between individuals […]

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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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International Nurses Day | May 12

International Nurses Day | May 12

Submitted by: Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development Director This holiday is particularly special to me because many of my loved ones have dedicated their lives to a career in nursing, including my mom. She recently retired from a 33-year career in nursing, celebrating service to hundreds of […]

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Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

Día de las Madres – Celebrating Mamacitas

By Maria Valenzuela, Senior Program Director Día de las Madres is celebrated in Mexico and other Latin countries every year on May 10th. Next to Christmas day, May 10th is the second most celebrated holiday by Latinos. Growing up with Mexican roots, May 10th was a day most of us […]

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World Immunization Week 2022: #LongLifeForAll

World Immunization Week 2022: #LongLifeForAll

World Immunization Week, which is observed annually in the last week of April, brings together partners from all over the world to promote the use of immunizations that protect people of all ages against disease. The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have chosen the […]

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Celebrating Día del Niño (Children’s Day)

Celebrating Día del Niño (Children’s Day)

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorEl Día del Niño (Children’s Day), which is celebrated annually on April 30th, is a significant event for all children in Mexico. After Christmas, this is the most anticipated celebration all year. In Mexico, large parties are hosted, and classes are paused in certain primary […]

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In Pain and Out of Sight for 40 Years, Hector is Now Embracing Life

In Pain and Out of Sight for 40 Years, Hector is Now Embracing Life

Hector is a 51-year-old member of the Kaskita Community in rural Nicaragua. He is one of 1,472 inhabitants and a proud father of six children.Hector has also long suffered from multiple gunshot wounds during his time in the Nicaraguan army, resulting in a missing eye, extreme rotator cuff pain, and […]

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National Nutrition Month | March 2022

National Nutrition Month | March 2022

Submitted by Anna Carolina Ortiz, MPH, Global Health & Development DirectorMarch is a great time to pay a little extra attention to our eating habits as we celebrate National Nutrition Month. Perhaps you set some intentions at the beginning of the year to improve your health by changing what you […]

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Brain Injury Awareness Month | What You Need to Know

Brain Injury Awareness Month | What You Need to Know

Submitted by Valeria Lopez, Community Health EducatorThe brain is one of the most vital organs in the human body. It’s responsible for all important bodily functions – from something subconscious like breathing to complex thoughts and emotions. Taking care of your brain is extremely important to be able to stay […]

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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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