Photograph of the group of women that comprises CEPROSI.

Nicaraguan Women at the Heart: A Story of Accompaniment

“At the heart of our work are the women,” explains Gilda Larios, ESPERA Team Lead. This is the profoundly intentional notion behind our work.

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A letter from the President of Concertacion de Mujeres de Suchitoto to Mary's Pence. thanking them for all of their support in the last 30 years.

ESPERA

Oldest ESPERA Partner Expresses Gratitude for Mary’s Pence

Since 1991, the Contertación de Mujeres has been dedicated to the “acompanimiento” of women confronting violence. We know in our very bodies how difficult it is to give birth to an organization and evolve with it.

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MAYA Organization Staff

Grants

Educating Immigrant Parents in Pittsburgh

The collapse of the steel industry in the 1980’s resulted in the out-migration of nearly half a million people. This employment disaster led to many years when few immigrants came to Pittsburgh in search of jobs and a new life.

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Isabel, a middle aged woman stands proudly in front of a chicken coop full of chickens.

ESPERA

A Progression of Changes for ESPERA Women in El Salvador

At first, the women were nervous to take out loans. Because they had not had previous experience with lending, the women were worried that they would not be able to pay the loans back.

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Ruth, the intern.

Community

Meet Our New Fall Intern Ruth!

I decided to apply for the internship because the chance of learning about social media, and writing articles for newsletters, seemed like the perfect opportunity to expand my learning experience. I also really love the Mary’s Pence mission of helping and supporting all women.

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Testimony from Genevieve

Community

Salt of the Earth: Genevieve O’Hara Brueggemann’s Legacy

Throughout her years of support, Genevieve regularly wrote to us and attended events when she could. She loved our yearly summer reading list and often let us know which of the books she had read and that she would be sharing it with her friends.

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Photograph of Andreen with other Mary's Pence board members.

Community

Mary’s Pence Gives Me Hope

Mary’s Pence gives me hope because in a year where communities are seemingly divided, our grantees suggest to me that there’s more going on than meets the eye – that communities are capable of coming together to solve problems.

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Photograph of carmen between her two adult daughters.

ESPERA

Economic Autonomy: The Journey to Dignity and Liberty

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.

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A photograph of Susan Znameroski

Community

Why I Support Mary’s Pence

I like the Mary’s Pence values and I like what they do, so I feel that my dollars are being spent very wisely. Also, I’m just one of many in the organization. I feel very strongly that my dollars can be put with others and can go so much further in helping the women and families of the Americas.

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Photograph of Svitlana with Gilda with the Minneapolis Skyline in the background.

Community

Living Into the Mary’s Pence Story: Farewell From Svitlana

Groups of women working together do have a lot of power. Yet every group is as strong as the individuals that comprise it. I felt embraced and encouraged in my work at Mary’s Pence, and I am grateful for every single one of my coworkers.

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