We Believe in Hope.

We invest in people.

Esperança (es‧pe‧ran‧sah), the Portuguese word for hope, resonates in everything we do.

We are more than doctors, donors, volunteers. We are activists, community members, and global citizens. We are connected to our work because we are there, on the ground, letting the people tell us what they need.

Our Mission: to improve health and provide hope through disease prevention, education and treatment for every life we touch.

Our Vision: health equity for everyone.

Our Values


We treat everyone with nonjudgmental care and sensitivity, honoring their unique life experiences and conditions.

Cultural Awareness

Cultural awareness goes beyond a simple understanding of another’s culture and belief. It encompasses being aware of one’s own world view, recognizing positive attitudes toward cultural differences, and demonstrating genuine respect for other’s lived experiences.


Our programs are aligned with the needs of a community, not a predetermined set of solutions.


We are committed to serving our communities regardless of uncertainty or adversity.

IDEA Statement

Esperança is a global health organization committed to improving health and providing hope through disease prevention, education, and treatment with a vision of health equity for all. Like the communities we serve, our staff, board, and volunteers consist of members of different ethnicities, genders, ages, races, religions, abilities, national origins, gender identities and sexual orientations.

Esperança celebrates cultural and individual differences, knowing that our team will be more successful at embracing inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility (IDEA). Esperança ensures IDEA by providing an environment in which everyone feels welcome, heard, and valued. Our goal is to represent the community we serve by embedding IDEA throughout Esperança.

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