Meet the makers
Mi Esperanza means my hope and began in 2002 with a vision to provide life sustaining change in the lives of women in the villages surrounding Tegucigalpa, Honduras. For more than a decade they have elevated women and given them the tools and resources they need to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty. Through Mi Esperanza women are finding a new sense of hope, self empowerment and the stability that is needed to gain control of their future. At the heart of Mi Esperanza lies a desire to see lives changed and they believe that elevating women is the fastest way to change the world.
Mi Esperanza is committed to providing their artisans with a fair wage and a healthy and supportive work environment. Mi Esperanza also provides free skills training to impoverished women who otherwise would not receive an education. Through their courses; sewing, cosmetology, computer skills, and jewelry making, women gain the skills and confidence to seek employment or step out as business owners with the help and support of their micro-loan program. Giving them every reason to succeed in providing a stable future for themselves and their children. Through their social enterprise, graduates from their educational programs can find meaningful and life changing work as seamstresses and artisans.
Women once locked into a life of poverty are being empowered to rise above and lives are changing as a result!