“Esperanza is our hope”

“Esperanza is our hope”

May 04, 2022 | Andrea

In 2004, a sugarcane plantation worker named Jacobo joined a new solidarity group forming in his community with the hope of starting a colmado (a neighborhood convenience store) to provide for his wife, his two sons, and his daughter, Yasquina. When Yasquina told her parents her dream to become a doctor and come back to serve their impoverished community, they used loans from Esperanza to cover tuition payments, and Yasquina...

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Maria: Her children rise up

Maria: Her children rise up

March 17, 2022 | Andrea

Because Maria found Esperanza, she was able to provide for her children to go to university

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Joassaint: The future is sweet

Joassaint: The future is sweet

February 17, 2022 | Andrea Smith

Selling candy from the roadside paved the way to studying abroad

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Negra: Her Business Keeps Growing

Negra: Her Business Keeps Growing

January 20, 2022 | Andrea Smith

When Negra’s side hobby of selling clothes unexpectedly became their main source of income, she was afraid of being rejected for the loan she needed to expand her new business.

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Flora: her entire family works together (VIDEO)

Flora: her entire family works together (VIDEO)

November 15, 2021 | Melinda Clark

Hear in Flora’s own words about her desire for meaningful work that led her to Esperanza and ultimately, a dual business that employs her entire family.

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Renold: the help he needed

Renold: the help he needed

October 15, 2021 | Melinda Clark

He was working hard to create a future for his family but couldn’t find the help he needed to succeed, until he met Esperanza.

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Daniela: Light on Dark Days

Daniela: Light on Dark Days

October 02, 2021 | Melinda Clark

“Light in the dark” – widowed and alone, Daniela found renewed hope through Esperanza.

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Macdalla: From sales on the street to seeing her children graduate

Macdalla: From sales on the street to seeing her children graduate

August 15, 2021 | Melinda Clark

Macdalla wanted a different life for her children than the one she had experienced, and through Esperanza, she found the opportunity she was looking for to create a future with hope.

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Fidel: fishing so his kids can go to school

Fidel: fishing so his kids can go to school

July 15, 2021 | Melinda Clark

Working hard so his children would have new opportunities, Fidel found more support than he imagined in his partnership with Esperanza. Now, all his children attend school, and his families has access to dental services and health education that has improved their wellbeing.

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Esperanza cannot be cancelled: Virtual trainings

Esperanza cannot be cancelled: Virtual trainings

February 15, 2021 | Enrique Cuesta

COVID forced the world to pivot, leading Esperanza to launch virtual trainings to equip our associates. Out of unexpected change, we have seen renewed hope and growth.

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