ESPERA

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Grupo Emprendedor La Epifanía

Tegucigalpa, Honduras

The women live in urban neighborhoods experiencing gang violence. Epifania is one of the smallest groups with just 23 women participating. Their businesses include selling clothes and shoes, selling food and household items, and running transportation.

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Asociación de Mujeres Sembradoras de Esperanza

Santa Cruz del Quiche, Guatemala

Their purpose is to strengthen equality in relationships between women and men; to set women on a liberating and committed path, in the family, the community and society, giving emphasis to indigenous and rural women.

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Red de Mujeres Morelenses por una Economia Solidaria

Morelos, Mexico

The members come from marginalized rural communities with a high incidence of violence, unemployment, lack of basic services, provisional housing and infant malnutrition. There are also several indigenous communities within this network.

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Centro de Promoción y Salud Integral

Nindiri, Nicaragua

In addition to the ESPERA economic initiative, CEPROSI also runs a women’s community development group and a youth gender equity group. About 10% of the women use their ESPERA loans to create tusa (cornhusk) art, which is a traditional artwork for the region.

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Unión de Mujeres Salvadoreñas

San Salvador, El Salvador

The Unión works to strengthen their members to raise the civic participation of women in the political, social, economic, and cultural spheres to improve the quality of life for women and increase women’s dignity.

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Asociación de Mujeres Rurales “Olga Estela Moreno”

Bajo Lempa, El Salvador

Members of ASMUR are health promoters, teachers, farmers, ranchers, businesswomen, mothers, journalists, ex-councilwomen and students who fight together for equality between women and men, promoting the participation of women in the defense of their rights.

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Concertación de Mujeres de Suchitoto

Suchitoto, El Salvador

Concertación is the largest of our ESPERA partners with over 300 members working in the community on reproductive and sexual health, economic solidarity, and domestic violence.

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