‘The Emergency Is Not Over’: A Q&A from the Epicenter of the Puerto Rico Earthquake
Puerto Rico is recovering from a series of major earthquakes that have destroyed thousands of homes and left crowds of people sleeping outside. Learn more in this Q&A with Project HOPE’s Elsy Benitez-Vargas, who is on the ground in Puerto Rico.
Surviving Hurricane Maria
Nayeli Pagan still remembers the first harrowing hours after Hurricane Maria made landfall in 2017, the sound of the howling wind and her fear that she would run out of the diabetes medication she needed to stay alive.
Helping Puerto Rico’s Diabetes Patients Find HOPE in Their Communities After Maria
Hurricane Maria was the deadliest storm to hit U.S. soil in over 100 years. Now, two years later, communities still struggle to cope with damaged homes, a crippled health care system and a dearth of medicine, but some are learning to find strength from within – their families, communities, and, most importantly themselves.
Living With Diabetes in the Wake of Hurricane Maria
Project HOPE gave eight-year-old Nayeli a year’s supply of insulin after her life was threatened by Hurricane Maria. Today, she’s growing into a role as a mentor in her community, as Project HOPE continues its work to support diabetes patients and protect the island’s insulin supply.