This year’s donor trip is set for May 16-24 in Peru. Our group of 11 travelers includes board members, donors, doctors and Esperança staff. While on the ground, our travel team will take part in a kick off meeting for the surgical program and visit a few agricultural projects. We will also meet with community leaders, help make an adobe home in Santo Tomas and visit our “House of Waiting”, called La Casa De Espera, which is a safe facility for pregnant women to come for the last stage of pregnancy.
One of the donors traveling with the group is Gregory Simpson of MidFirst Bank in Phoenix. This is his first trip with Esperança and he’s looking forward to seeing our work first hand. He’s been a supporter of Esperanca for about three years. Gregory serves as the President of the Squaw Peak Rotary Club in the 2015 – 2016 year. When he first learned of Esperança he was immediately drawn towards the mission and after attending several Hope Breakfasts and learning even more about our work internationally and in Phoenix, he wanted to go on a volunteer trip.
“The first 10 years of my life were spent in a low income neighborhood,” said Simpson. “We didn’t have running water in our home and no one came to our rescue. I can relate to what these people are experiencing. I am looking forward to building homes with them and giving them new opportunities for a better life.”
Gregory and the team will share their experiences and pictures after returning from Peru. Stay tuned to hear more about the trip and work they accomplished.