ESPERA Archives - Mary's Pence
Sonia Flores, El Salvador, ESPERA member

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FROM GROWING CHICKEN TO OWN BUSINESS

Life in rural El Salvador is filled with challenges, but also with women ready to take action and work hard for their families and their communities. That’s the case of...

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Sharing the Journey: 70 ESPERA Women Gather

We began gathering over 2 days - 70 women from 6 countries - for an ESPERA Encuentro / Gathering / Encounter in La Palma, El Salvador.   First the women from...

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Growth in ESPERA

One woman wanted to invest in a crochet business – shawls, hats, scarfs, table runners – she had a contact in Italy that would help sell them there. Another wanted...

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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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