Ecuador, South America

We advance community wellness through surgical brigades in Ecuadorian communities

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Our Mission in Ecuador, South America

What we do in Ecuador

Working alongside our partner NGO, Benemérita Sociedad Protectora de la Infancia (BSPI), we offer free surgical services in Ecuador. Our volunteer surgical teams in Guayaquil, Ecuador partner with local physicians to provide critical care and surgeries to those with life-threatening conditions – therefore advancing generational wellness in the country’s most underserved communities.

Advance in Ecuador, South America

Read the latest stories of how people and families have found hope, health, and fulfillment in the communities we serve.

Ecuador, South America Stories

A Brighter Future for Juanito

Jennifer is a mom who refused to give up. She thought giving birth to her new son would be routine, just like it was for her other kids. All her doctor’s visits…

Victor’s Life is Forever Changed

With one in every 1,000 children affected at birth, clubfoot is one of the more common deformities found in infants. Here in the U.S., treatment usually begins shortly after birth when non-surgical…

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…

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…

Esperança Delivers PPE to Partner Hospital in Ecuador

In 2019, after a thorough evaluation and site visit, Esperança began sending volunteer surgical missions to Hospital León Becerra in Guayaquil, Ecuador. Three teams have completed missions at the new site, seeing…

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…

San Diego Club Raises $18,000 for Medical Mission

*re-posted from the ACBL February Bulletin* By Maritha Pottenger, ACBL The San Diego bridge community has been extremely generous over the last eight years in supporting the medical missions of Ray Sachs,…

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…

The Search for a Surgeon is Over

Two years ago, Lorena’s life changed forever. She was at her home in Guayaquil, Ecuador, playing with her four-year-old son, David, when their house caught fire.  Luckily, Lorena and David were able…

Giving Sulay a Leg Up in Ecuador

How you helped release Sulay from 22 years of disability Sulay Camaton was born in Guayaquil, Ecuador with a club foot, a condition where an infant’s foot is formed inward, sometimes so…

Ecuador, South America

What we do in Ecuador

Working alongside our partner NGO, Benemérita Sociedad Protectora de la Infancia (BSPI), we offer free surgical services in Ecuador. Our volunteer surgical teams in Guayaquil, Ecuador partner with local physicians to provide critical care and surgeries to those with life-threatening conditions – therefore advancing generational wellness in the country’s most underserved communities.