Helping individuals obtain the most basic requirement for survival
In contrast to the world-renowned tourist attraction of Machu Picchu, the nearby mountains of Apurimac host whole communities living in poorly insulated, stone and grass homes. These unsafe conditions leave families exposed to the elements, resulting in an extremely high rate of infant mortality.
In the more lush regions of Bolivia, houses with mud walls and thatch roofs create easy access for insects carrying Chagas Disease. As a result, a quarter of the local population has contracted this condition, which can cause cardiac and intestinal complications. Creating additional risk are the open fires used for cooking which frequently lead to severe burns, especially among children.
Esperança empowers individuals to safeguard their families within the walls of environmentally- friendly, safe homes. We provide the materials, training, and oversight, and families proudly invest their labor.
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