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Faces of Peru

Oral Health Reaches the Q’eros Children of Peru

At the stunning elevation of 14,500 ft. in the Andes mountains of Peru live the Q’eros people, often cited as the last living descendants of the Incas. Chased into the mountains by Spanish Conquistadors hundreds of years ago, their ancestors never returned, preferring to make these dizzying heights their permanent […]

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Food Security Doesn’t Always Equal Nutrition

One in eight households in the United States is food insecure. That means that over 40 million people do not have access to enough food. Globally, there are over 2 billion people struggling with food security. Many of these individuals and families don’t access to enough food. But for some, the issue is not […]

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Cataract Awareness Month: Progress in Peru

Submitted by Anna Ortiz, International Program Director June marks Cataract Awareness Month in the United States, but many may wonder why it exists in the first place. Cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss in the U.S., with an estimated 25 million Americans aged 40 and older suffering from […]

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National Doctor’s Day & How to Celebrate

Now more than ever, our world is looking to the strength and guidance of its physicians. Frontline health workers have been stretched thin and risk their own lives daily to ensure our communities are being vaccinated safely. Esperança has relied on the generosity of physicians for the past 51 years, […]

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What Is Sustainable Community Development?

No matter where we live in the world, we all have one thing in common – we all want our community to be sustainable and thrive.You may have heard the term “sustainable community” before, but what does it mean? How can a community in which people live, work, and play, […]

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Eulogio is Seeing Crop Yields Like Never Before in His Rural Peruvian Home

Colquemarca or “Qullqi Marka” in Quechua, meaning ‘silver town’ is one of eight districts of the Chumbivilcas Province in Peru. The 9,000 residents of this district are mainly indigenous citizens of Quechua descent.Eulogio Quispe is the head of one of the many farming families in the region. He’s lived the entirety […]

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Making Rural Women a FORCE in Peru

Growing up in the district of Rondocan, Peru, Grimaldina witnessed first-hand what food insecurity can do to families and children. When she had her son, she determined to make a difference, for her child and her community’s sake. Grimaldina may only have a sixth-grade education, but your support has helped […]

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Give Back to Others This Holiday Season at Esperanca’s Q’eros Craft Store

With the holidays around the corner, you’re probably feeling that particular joy that only comes around this time of the year. You might also be feeling overwhelmed. The holidays this year are unlike any other and although it may be festivities for some, there is a lot of added burden for […]

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring Our Heroes The observation of Hispanic Heritage Week began in 1968 under President Lyndon Johnson, and was expanded to Hispanic Heritage Month by President Ronald Reagan in 1988. Every year the nation celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean […]

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