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.