Photo of woman sitting at sewing machine showing her seamstress shop in El Salvador.

How the Global Pandemic Touches the Lives of ESPERA Women in Central America and Mexico

Even though it’s only been a couple months, mid- March feels like a lifetime ago. That’s when 15 women – all representatives of ESPERA partner organizations – and ESPERA staff joined for two days of meetings of the ESPERA Evaluation Steering Committee in Suchitoto, El Salvador. Together they continued their review and discussion of the […]

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Collaborative Leadership Group of Women to Women

Grants

How the Spirituality Network Connects People…at a Safe Distance

The Spirituality Network in Columbus, Ohio, is a community-based organization that thrives on connecting people with resources for spiritual growth through education, training, and conversation. Uniting people to meet together...

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Kiyomi Kishaba

Community

Intern Kiyomi Kishaba shares her “verse”

One glance at her room decor of “the future is female” and “empowered women empower women” posters and any common passerby would know Kiyomi Kishaba is a feminist. Take a...

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ESPERA

Emotional Co-Listening Program Uses Technology to Unite Women

The videos are short –3 minutes at a maximum –because smaller files are easier to share over the WhatsApp phone messaging service. The fact that technology limits the length of...

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Women Sitting at Table with Vegetables with EarthArt Institute

Grants

Grantee Spotlight: EarthArt Institute

Located a mile and a half above sea level in a region that struggles deeply with poverty and a dwindling population, EarthArt Institute is a nonprofit organization that promotes sustainable...

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Mirna Lopez stands in the tienda she owns where she sells basic food.

ESPERA

Different Times Call for Different Measures

Women who participate in our ESPERA program in Central America and Mexico are working to continue to provide the same services they provide to their local community, which often requires...

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Photo of woman sitting at sewing machine showing her seamstress shop in El Salvador.

ESPERA

How the Global Pandemic Touches the Lives of ESPERA Women in Central America and Mexico

Even though it’s only been a couple months, mid- March feels like a lifetime ago. That’s when 15 women – all representatives of ESPERA partner organizations – and ESPERA staff...

Read More »

Grants

Community-Centered, Women-Led: Ayada Leads

Mary’s Pence partners with organizations that are community-centered. This quality is one of the main criteria we use to determine whether a project qualifies for a grant. We see an...

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ESPERA

Solidarity, Love and Commitment: Adjusting ESPERA’s Work in the Pandemic

It can be difficult to work as an international team such as ESPERA at the best of times. It is especially the case during these hard times, as nations scramble...

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Community

Reflections on the MPP and Injustice at the Border

Image: Volunteers bringing supplies over the border to asylum-seekers.  Yesterday, March 11th 2020, the Supreme Court of the United States upheld Trump's policy of forcing asylum-seekers to remain on the...

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