The Mi Esperanza jewelry school began in 2012 when Julie Lawson, an Orlando based jewelry designer began designing jewelry for the Mi Esperanza brand. Julie brought on 3 women that she taught skills specific to the pieces of jewelry she designing for Mi Esperanza. This has continued to be the model for our jewelry program. Currently there are 8 full time jewelry artisans that are growing their skills through work in our Jewelry studio.
In the summer of 2016 we held our first Jewelry 101 for a group of young girls from a girls home in Tegucigalpa and one young women who is from a street ministry with the goal to give them a trade skill they can use to obtain work or start a small business. We plan to continue jewelry 101 with more advanced skills and offer it to more women.
The cost of education a women through the jewelry program is $250.00. You can make a donation specific to this program in the donate area of this website.
To read about women who have benefited from our program visit out "real stories" section of our website.