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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Exodus Lending staff hold up a map of exodus lending clients, which are spread across Minnesota but mainly concentrated in Minneapolis.

Grants

Exodus Lending Lights a Path Out of Payday Loan Debt

Exodus Lending provides more than just a concrete pathway to financial stability. They also provide hope. Just look at Deb. She had fallen into a payday debt trap, but with the support of Exodus lending, she was able to regain control and build her savings. According to Deb, “It has helped my self-esteem. I’m taking responsibility. I’m taking the steps necessary to move forward. I didn’t see a light at the end of the tunnel, and so now I do see that.”

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Robyn sitting on her front porch casually, smiling and holding her two small dogs.

Community

Welcoming Robyn Browning to New Grants Manager Position

I was drawn to Mary’s Pence because of the intense focus on supporting women and creating sustainable social change by funding grassroots organizations that are on the ground, in the community, leading the work. Mary’s Pence builds collaborative, equitable partnerships with their grantees that are based on trust and mutual respect.

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Photograph of the seven women leaders of Concera standing outside their building.

ESPERA

Opening Our Wings to Fly: Strengthening Organizations for Sustainable Change

A strong organization will help amplify women’s voices, respond to community needs, and be a sustainable community resource. This structure is a key component of success for individual women in the ESPERA program. It’s what makes us confident that the social and economic empowerment ESPERA women experience will be long lasting. By investing in the capacity of our organizational partners we are investing in sustainable change.

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Community

Meet Mary’s Pence: Caitlin Bates

I chose to intern at Mary’s Pence because I have a passion for organizations that support women, especially women across cultures. The internship at Mary’s Pence will give me experience maintaining professional social media accounts and writing professional monthly newsletters, both of which are things I’ve been interested in for a while.

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A diverse group of 15 women poses in two rows for the camera in a classroom.

Grants

Welcoming the Stranger: Family in a Foreign Land

The Wednesday morning students agreed that their class has become a family. Welcoming the Stranger has created space that’s safe for everyone to celebrate strengths, share fears, learn from one another, make mistakes, practice tolerance, and emote in their own language.

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A group of eight women, two white, the rest latina, stand with their arms around one another smiling.

ESPERA

More Than Micro-Lending: Mental Health Support for ESPERA Women

Each woman was to set three goals that she wanted to be held accountable for: take a step toward self-care, improve family relationships, and expand available resources, which could improve their businesses.

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A group of Iraqi and American women stand together, some with their arms around one another.

Grants

Forming Friendships Between Iraqi and American Women

One week after President Trump announced the Travel Ban in January of 2017, IARP announced their idea to organize a woman’s friendship group at a community gathering. Since then, a group of 12 women, 6 women of Iraqi culture and 6 women of American culture have been meeting once a month.

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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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