“Building Hope One Community at a Time” With every news alert or breaking story, our world seems to be plunged further into crisis. Wildfires burn across California. We have reached a point in this country where political scandals have become so common, we barely have time to catch our breath in between. So how audacious is it to work for an organization called “hope”? Esperanca is the Portuguese word for “hope.” It is also the name of a global health organization that is transforming the lives of people locally in Phoenix, Arizona, and abroad. Whether it’s through their volunteer surgeon program in Peru or their dental hygiene program in some of Phoenix’s Title One schools, Esperanca believes that healthy families make for healthy communities - and ultimately a more healthy world.