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International Day of Rural Women – October 15th

International Day of Rural Women – October 15th

An opportunity to reflect on the situation of women in the Andean world.Submitted by Carmen Rosario Alvarez Ponce de Leon. Carmen is the Executive Director of CADEP, Esperança’s partner organization in Peru. She has worked with CADEP for 30 years, assuming the position of Executive Director in the year 2010.  Carmen is […]

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Life-Giving Water Flows in Sayhua, Peru

Life-Giving Water Flows in Sayhua, Peru

Our world is heating up, droughts are taking a toll on farmers and the people you serve with Esperança are among the hardest hit. The farming community of Sayhua, Peru was in dire straits. With rain becoming more and more unreliable, irrigation is a must to keep crops growing and […]

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Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

Health Equity & The Prevalence of Diabetes in Minorities

More than 1 in 10 Americans have diabetes and more than 1 in 3 have prediabetes. Diabetes is a deadly disease that often results in poor quality of life if gone untreated.Unfortunately, it is also more prevalent in minority groups than in other segments of the population. This is a health equity […]

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Seeds + Knowledge = Hope

Seeds + Knowledge = Hope

When we met Margarida, a single mother raising four children in rural Mozambique, it was clear she needed help. Her family was working tirelessly to grow food the best way they knew how, but each harvest barely produced enough to stave off starvation, leaving little to nothing leftover to take […]

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A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

A 7 Year Battle with Diabetes Finds a Happy Ending

In March of 2021 Lorena was at the end of her rope… for 7 years she had lived with diabetes, but speaking limited English had received no support as to how to manage her condition. She gained weight, felt fatigued and was at the mercy of her fluctuating blood sugar […]

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National Grateful Patient Day 

National Grateful Patient Day 

Submitted by: Adriana Farquharson, International Program Coordinator National Grateful Patient Day on September 7 provides an opportunity to show appreciation for the hard-working professionals in the medical industry and gratitude toward the families and caregivers of anyone receiving life-giving medical care. It also honors the plight of many patients who are grateful to […]

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Health Education: Getting this Father Back on His Feet

Health Education: Getting this Father Back on His Feet

Jose, or “J.B.” as he is known to family and friends, is a janitor for a building in Tarija, Bolivia. With a friendly demeanor and outlook on life, he is beloved by the entire community. Unfortunately, like many in Tarija, J.B. was threatened by inter-generational poor health. “For my work, […]

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The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

The Importance of Reducing Medical Supply Waste

Did you know that 15% of medical waste is hazardous in some way? This means that 15% of medical waste is toxic, radioactive, infectious or harmful to humans or the environment. Consider that all countries around the world create 0.2-0.5 kg of medical waste per hospital bed per day, there is […]

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The Search for Water is Over

The Search for Water is Over

Thirsty? You go to the tap. Or to the fridge for water you’ve filtered. There’s bottled water as well. Plenty of options.What if you had no options?The remote, mountainous community of Las Mesitas in northwest Nicaragua never had options. In this place of poverty, suffocated by an extremely dry climate, […]

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