Esperanza Releases Locally Produced Documentary Special Online

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 20, 2015. Philadelphia, PA. – Esperanza, Inc. (Esperanza) is pleased to announce the web release of the Spanish-language documentary series called, “Historias de Esperanza” (Stories of Hope). “Historias de Esperanza” invites the viewer to reflect on the concept of love for your fellow man regardless of background or circumstance.

As a precursor to the series, Esperanza has released a special called “Ayudar es Contagioso” (Helping is Contagious), which features two cancer patients from Guadalajara, Mexico, Nora & Juanita, waiting for a life-saving treatment, and a group of doctors from Philadelphia led by Medical Director of International Initiatives in Oncology at Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Dr. Jesús Esquivel, M.D., fighting to restore hope within their patients and motivated by the will to serve their neighbor through their vocation.

“At Esperanza, we believe that helping is contagious, and everyone can play their part in the fight against cancer through support and education. This project is our way of starting sincere conversations about the issues covered throughout the series, beginning with cancer among Latinos,” says Emmy award winning director of “Historias de Esperanza” Josue Duarte.

Esperanza is excited to reach constituencies across the nation by bringing issues relevant to Hispanic communities to the forefront, including stories about extraordinary people from the medical field, higher education, social services, and public policy, who are passionate about helping their neighbors.

The series, currently produced by Esperanza in Philadelphia, is set to air in the fall of 2015. “Ayudar es Contagioso” is now available to stream on Esperanza’s website (www.MinisteriosdeEsperanza.us/Historias-de-Esperanza). Esperanza invites viewers to engage in a discussion on the subject matter on Esperanza’s website and social media.


Esperanza, the premiere Hispanic Evangelical faith-based network in the country, was founded in 1987 by the Reverend Luis Cortés Jr. and the Hispanic Clergy of Philadelphia and Vicinity. With a national network of over 13,000 Hispanic congregations, faith and community based agencies, Esperanza is a leading voice for Hispanics in America. To read more, please visit www.esperanza.us.