About Us

Esperanza is a comprehensive approach to poverty alleviation. Through access to capital along with preventative healthcare and education, we equip entrepreneurs with financial and holistic services to restore hope and dignity.

Over 40% of the population of the Dominican Republic lives below the poverty line of $4/day. From our main office in Santo Domingo and eight branch offices, our local staff travels to where our Associates live and work collaboratively to provide the solutions they need.

Guided by our faith in Jesus Christ, Esperanza’s heart is to serve the poorest of the poor and love our neighbor as our self. We are committed to seeing an end to poverty as we invest in the physical, personal, and spiritual transformation of Associates we serve.

Our History

We’re proud of our 25-year history of serving Haitians and Dominicans. Through the vision of MLB Player Dave Valle, Esperanza’s courageous beginning in 1995 provided a strong foundation as we keep building for the future.


Where We Work

Esperanza works in the Dominican Republic, on the Caribbean island of Hispaniola which we share with Haiti to the west. Esperanza has nine offices in vulnerable communities throughout the Dominican Republic, places where our Associates work, live, and raise their families.


Who We Serve

Our heart is for the underserved. This means we serve primarily women and over half of our clients are Haitian immigrants. We believe that regardless of background, all people are loved by God and valuable. We will love and support anyone who desires to live in restored dignity and hope.


Meet The Team

Esperanza is led by committed Christ-followers dedicated to poverty alleviation through economic empowerment. Our team invests our combined skills and gifts in the field in the Dominican Republic and in our U.S. office.