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Bato Has Hope and a Future

Bato Has Hope and a Future

Bato is a sharp and resourceful young man. At 19-years-old, he’s the main bread-winner for his siblings and ill mother in Mozambique. It’s a duty Bato takes seriously, so much so that he was willing to sacrifice his own future. He’d fallen behind in school because he was often fishing […]

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Mom Sows Seeds of Change in Bolivian Community

Mom Sows Seeds of Change in Bolivian Community

Felisa was fed up with the status quo. For as long as the 36-year-old could remember, her community in Bolivia had suffered from a seasonal lack of water. That meant she and her neighbors mainly grew staple crops, like corn, instead of more nutritious vegetables. That was fine for livestock, […]

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David’s Story: Mother & Son on the Road to Recovery

David’s Story: Mother & Son on the Road to Recovery

David loved his mom Lorena dearly, but he struggled to hold her hand starting at age 4. That’s when David’s hands and arms were severely burned in a house fire … set by his now-estranged father!Damaged tendons prevented this sweet boy from bending his arms at the elbows. He couldn’t […]

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A Brighter Future for Juanito

A Brighter Future for Juanito

Jennifer is a mom who refused to give up. She thought giving birth to her new son would be routine, just like it was for her other kids. All her doctor’s visits had gone to plan … Instead, baby Juanito was born with clubfoot. Jennifer hadn’t heard of this common […]

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Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Organic Farming Combatting Pesticide Poisoning in Bolivia

Pesticide Exposure in Bolivia The use of pesticides has increased during the past decades, also increasing the risk of exposure to toxic pesticides that can cause detrimental health effects in the future. This is of special concern among farmers in low-to-middle-income countries that may lack proper training in the safe […]

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Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesday!

Black Friday, Cyber Monday… #GivingTuesday!

We have a day for sharing gratitude and two days for shopping and sales for the holidays. Now there is a day for giving back!What is #GivingTuesday?#GivingTuesday was created to kick off the holiday season with a simple concept: “a day that encourages people to do good”. The 10th annual […]

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Diabetes | Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, & More

Diabetes | Risk Factors, Symptoms, Treatment, Prevention, & More

According to the CDC’s National Diabetes Statistics Report, an estimated 1.4 million people aged 18 and older were diagnosed with type 2 diabetes in 2019. It is important to promote awareness about this disease and make it clear that, although there are some non-modifiable factors such as age, ethnicity, and […]

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The Gift of Education: A Bright Future

The Gift of Education: A Bright Future

Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Esperança Board member & Educarte FounderDuring the holidays I get many messages from wonderful people wanting to do something special for the students we support in our Educarte program in Mexico. During our first few years the Educarte team was able to host a special Holiday […]

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Finding Community for Children with Special Needs

Finding Community for Children with Special Needs

When Eliu’s mom discovered the Esperança sponsored special needs program in Rocky Point, Mexico, she was hesitant. How could anyone understand Eliu’s needs as well as her..? Eliu was born with Pierre Robin syndrome, an underdeveloped jaw that causes difficulty breathing. He wears a “necklace” as his family calls it, […]

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Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Health is Being Solar-Powered in the Peruvian Andes

Martin Quispe Paucar and his wife Felipa have four beautiful children: Joel, Yefre, Yanit, and Herlinda. The family belongs to the Q’eros Nation of Peru, an indigenous Quechua group known as the last living descendants of the Incas. They live a humble life, one of hard work dedicated to breeding […]

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