“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.
- Partner Location: Nindiri, Nicaragua
- Partner Since: 2009
- Number of Loans: 183
In addition to the ESPERA economic initiative, CEPROSI has two other initiatives in the communities of El Papayal, Campuzano and El Portillo in Nindiri, a women’s community development group and a youth gender equity group. About one third of the women in Nindiri engage in multiple businesses. 10% of the women create tusa (cornhusk) art, which is a traditional artwork for the region.
- Small Shops – 45%
- Selling/Buying Food – 26.7%
- Producing and Selling Medicine – 13.3%
- Tusa Art – 10%
- Bakery/Prepared Food – 3.3%
- Livestock – 1.7%