Esperança and BeaVan Charities Partner to Collect Much-Needed Hygiene Supplies for People Affected By Ebola

PHOENIX, Ariz. (August 21, 2014)… Esperança, an international nonprofit committed to improving the health and well being of the world’s poor and BeaVan Charities, another local nonprofit that provides comprehensive solutions to the grave problem of malnutrition in Sierra Leone, West Africa, have joined forces to collect much-needed hygiene supplies for the people of Sierra Leone.


“The Ebola crisis in Sierra Leone and particularly the capital Freetown is getting worse,” said Tom Egan, president and CEO of Esperança. “The once commercial center of the country is being hit incredibly hard.  Basic hygiene supplies are desperately needed.  We’re coming together with BeaVan Charities to collect hand sanitizer, disinfecting wipes and basic cleaning supplies.  Our goal is to send care packages weekly to the areas hardest hit.”


As Esther Pratt with BeaVan Charities noted, “We’ve been told by our contacts in the area that they are lacking basic hygiene supplies.  There is no cure for Ebola and as it stands only these small protective measures will help.  We’re hoping the community will come together and help us collect supplies for the people in West Africa.”


For a complete list of items needed, visit:


Donations can be dropped off between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., at Esperanca’s office, located at 1911 W. Earll Dr. Phoenix, AZ 85015 or you can make a donation online at and 100% of your donation will go directly to help those people in Sierra Leone.


About BeaVan Charities

BeaVan Charities is a non-profit organization incorporated in Phoenix Arizona to provide a comprehensive solution to the grave problem of malnutrition in Sierra Leone, West Africa since the end of a decade long civil war. Our mission is to create an environment where children, pregnant and lactating mothers have access to nutritious foods and initiate sustainable agricultural and economic programs to alleviate their poverty and improve food security.  To learn more, visit:


About Esperança

Since 1970, Esperança has been providing programs to improve the health and well being of the world’s poor.  Headquartered in Phoenix, Ariz., this international nonprofit provides volunteer surgical missions, health education, training of community health workers, home building, clean water projects, micro enterprise, agricultural development, dental treatment and prevention programs, and sends donated medical equipment and supplies to project sites around the world. Esperança’s goal is to build clean, sustainable and healthy communities worldwide.  To learn more, visit:

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