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 we 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 we know that elevating women is the fastest way to change the world.
Education and Financial Opportunities
Through donations, grants and 100% of the profits from our ethical fashion brand Mi Esperanza provides free skills training to impoverished women who otherwise would not receive an education. Through our 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 our micro-loan program. With skills and financial resources women have every reason to succeed in providing a stable future for themselves and their children.
Committed to fair wage and a healthy and supportive work environment Mi Esperanza produces a line of unique handmade bags and jewelry. Through our social enterprise graduates from our educational programs find meaningful and life changing work as seamstresses and artisans. Women once locked into a life of poverty are finding a way out...Lives are changing as a result. 100% of the profits from the sale of our products returns to our programs that elevates women out of extreme poverty.
The Mi Esperanza production house began in 2005 with our in-house brand and a desire to provide dignified and honorable work to our training school graduates. In 2009 we opened our doors to other designers and companies seeking ethical and living wage production for their goods. We are currently accepting new partners, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in becoming a partner in hope or for wholesale inquiries.