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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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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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Augustine Found His First Words With Esperança

Augustine Found His First Words With Esperança

Celebrating Make a Difference to Children Month Hi everyone! My name is Kathleen Duncan and I serve as an ex-officio board member for Esperança. I spent most of my career working with vulnerable children and families in Arizona as a counseling psychologist, so needless to say Make a Difference to […]

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She Changed Her Destiny Through Education

She Changed Her Destiny Through Education

Since she was little, Margarita was told that she would never be able to get ahead… that people like her don’t have opportunities to forge a better future… that this was her situation and she had to accept it. But today Margarita is living a very different life despite the […]

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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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Give it a Try: Building a Foundation for Education

Give it a Try: Building a Foundation for Education

Submitted by Kathleen Duncan, Esperança Board Member & Founder of EducarteI first saw this quote back in 2012 when I had begun to think more seriously about trying to make a significant commitment to helping kids in need in Rocky Point.  At that time I spoke little Spanish, had very […]

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Meet Puerto Peñasco’s Future Doctor!

Meet Puerto Peñasco’s Future Doctor!

When Jackson entered the Educarte program two years ago, he was desperate to keep his dreams of becoming a doctor alive.Although he was adopted by a loving family in Puerto Peñasco when he was 15, Jackson’s early life was filled with a great deal of trauma and very little stability. […]

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Support Beyond the Diagnosis

Support Beyond the Diagnosis

Yulissa González is a 15-year-old girl from Puerto Peñasco, Mexico. She enjoys dancing, is a natural leader and has a dream to be a teacher. Everyone who knows her falls in love with her. She’s talkative, vivacious and works hard to do well at everything she is involved in. Yulissa […]

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What Broke Your Heart?

What Broke Your Heart?

Submitted by: Kathleen Duncan, Esperança Board member & Founder of Educarte In March of 2019 I had the tremendous privilege of spending time with a hero of mine who Oprah named her “all-time favorite guest”. Dr. Terarai Trent is an amazing woman who managed to escape a life of poverty […]

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