Because ESPERA goes beyond the money, our work is helping the women address some of the major consequences of machismo. By encouraging women to take leadership roles Mary’s Pence fortifies individuals striving to have a stronger voice in their homes and their communities.
- Partner Location: Suchitoto, El Salvador
- Partner Since: 2008
- Number of Loans: 576
Concertación is the largest of our ESPERA partners with over 300 members from the primarily rural communities surrounding Suchitoto. Concertación works in the community through the lenses of reproductive and sexual health, economic solidarity of women, institutional strength and organizational development, and right to a life free from violence toward women.
Composition of Businesses
- Crops – 31.25%
- Livestock – 22.5%
- Making Clothes – 12.5%
- Small Shops – 11.25%
- Bakeries and Prepared Food – 7.5%
- Buying/Selling Food – 6.25%
- Other – 8.75% (includes shampoos and detergents, video advertising, and incubators)