ESPERA Archives - Mary's Pence

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Food Sovereignty – Leading to Full Bellies, Better Health, and Extra Income

The Mary's Pence ESPERA team members regularly meet with our partners to understand the needs and priorities of the local women’s organizations. Conversations  in these meetings uncovered food insecurity issues...

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Training that Transforms

 When schools in Honduras shut down for 3 months in early 2020, Sara R, a mother and owner of a small business  that sold school supplies in her community,...

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ESPERA Team visiting partners in Honduras

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ESPERA Regional Team Visits Women and Organizations in 4 Countries

The lifting of COVID restrictions has been a welcome reprieve for many people – especially the women of ESPERA who thrive on the community support and accompaniment they receive from...

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ESPERA awards funding for CESPPO women

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ESPERA’s Newest Partner Focuses on Gender Justice and Inclusion for Participants and their Families

According to ESPERA’s newest partner, the Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños Productores Organizados (CESPPO), funding from ESPERA for women’s small business loans was the final piece that was needed to...

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Friends and family sitting outside Tortilleria Maria Luis

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Memorializing a Vibrant Spirit

When Maria Luisa Mejia passed away in January 2020, she left behind an impressive legacy. The Coordinator of our ESPERA partner Red de Mujeres in Morelos, Mexico, Maria Luisa was...

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ESPERA Women Sell Goods in El Salvador Market

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Listening Deeply: ESPERA’s 4 Strategic Priorities Center Around Accompaniment

This year, Mary’s Pence staff and board worked closely with the ESPERA team based in Mexico and El Salvador to identify the best ways to support the goals of organized...

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Brenda at Concertacion de la Mujer de Suchitoto

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ESPERA Participants and Employees of ESPERA Partners Benefit From Online Course

Brenda Sarahí isn’t a typical ESPERA program participant. As the employee of one of ESPERA’s partners that supports women in agro business, Brenda is participating in ESPERA’s online learning course...

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Mary's Pence Board and Staff Planning Meeting

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In Her Own Words: Gilda Larios Reflects on her Productive Visit to the U.S.

Before I explain the purpose of my visit to the U.S. this summer, let me give you the bigger picture of what’s happening in Latin America these days with regard...

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Some of Mary's Pence staff and board pictured with CESPPO-CLAC during a preliminary visit to El Salvador.

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ESPERA Launches New Partnership with El Salvador-Based Organization

Not even a global pandemic could stop them. After 13 months in the making, ESPERA and La Asociación Coordinadora Salvadoreña de Pequeños Productores Organizados (CESPPO) officially launched the inauguration of...

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Dora Alicia, center, is participating in ESPERA’s online course. She is pictured with her colleagues Rubidia (left) and Jacqueline (right) showing their hashtag message assignment, which reads: “Self love, respect, dialogue, and communication are indispensable conditions for living without conflicts.”

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Online Learning Opportunity Develops Women’s Leadership Skills for Personal Growth and Organizational Effectiveness

In the midst of a global pandemic and despite all the challenges that online learning can present, 21 women from our ESPERA program committed to a year-long online training program...

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