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August 9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

August 9th – International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program DirectorIndigenous peoples have been bearers and protectors of social, cultural, economic and political elements and traditions. However, due to globalization, capitalism, climate change, and other modern social forces, indigenous people’s rights, lands, and contributions have been repeatedly violated and undermined. International Day of the […]

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The Surgery That Allowed Luz to Follow Her Dreams

The Surgery That Allowed Luz to Follow Her Dreams

Luz Marina Vargas, 25, lives in Abancay, a Peruvian city deep in the Eternal Springtime Valley. Luz shares a humble home and happy life with her newlywed husband, Alberto.She finds joy in baking all types of desserts, snacks, and cakes to give to her friends and neighbors. Luz is known […]

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Covid-19 Can’t Stop Progress

Covid-19 Can’t Stop Progress

There isn’t a single area Esperança serves that hasn’t been touched by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more about Esperança’s COVID-19 relief efforts in all five of its partner countries here. Even the farmers of Ccapaccasa, a small rural village in southern Peru, haven’t escaped its effects. “Due to the coronavirus, […]

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COVID-19 International Relief Projects

COVID-19 International Relief Projects

As the COVID-19 pandemic progresses at different rates through every country around the globe, Esperança is responding to the unique needs that arise in each of our partner communities. Today, we would like to share an update on the different pandemic response programs taking place in each of our partner […]

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International Day of Families is May 15th – here’s how you can observe

International Day of Families is May 15th – here’s how you can observe

Submitted by: Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The International Day of Families is observed on the 15th of May every year. The United Nations recognizes the family as the basic “unit” of society, although families all over the world have transformed greatly over the past decades in terms of their […]

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Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

Earth Day 2020 – For People and Planet

By Jazmin Hernandez, Community Health Educator The solar system reminds us that, just as the Earth is not at the center of the Universe, neither are we humans the center of the Earth. We, along with the rest of the natural world, are all interconnected within the larger web of […]

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Q’eros Nation – Preserving a Culture

Q’eros Nation – Preserving a Culture

Submitted by CADEP. Q’eros Nation is made up of five villages located more than 15,000 feet above sea level, a town with a lot of history, tradition, religious custom and culture; its community is engaged in agricultural cultivation, animals such as alpacas, sheep, cuy and hen. In the Q’ero community […]

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Building Homes & Improving Health in Peru

Building Homes & Improving Health in Peru

Two years ago, Lorenzo and his young family lived in despair.A proud member of the Q’eros Nation, a cluster of villages made up of the indigenous people of the Peruvian Andes, Lorenzo was accustomed to living through treacherous terrain and harsh weather.  However, living conditions often put his family in […]

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The Esperança Model and Why it Works

The Esperança Model and Why it Works

By Jeri Royce, President & CEO Many of us feel called to “fix” the problems in the world, whether it be here in America or in another country. Starving children, homelessness, lack of clean water, and the list goes on and on. Fixing problems is a noble cause with good […]

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