In Amparo's words
In February 2005 I was listening to the radio when a preacher announced that Mi Esperanza had initiate a sewing course in Aldea las Tapias. A couple of women from my neighborhood went to sign up because we knew this will be something good for us. After a year I learned to sew, and the teacher Cecilia saw my work and she liked it.
In 2006 I started making bags for Mi Esperanza we used to work in Colonia Elvel at Lori's house, it was a small place but we all loved working together. Gypsy and Lola bags were the first bags I made, now I am capable of making any bag Mi Esperanza request. Working for Mi Esperanza changed my life completely, before taking the sewing course I did not have any skills whatsoever, since then I have been working for 8 years and the income helps me to support my family and give my kids a good education.
Amparo at a glance
- Age: 47
- Marital Status: Not Married
- Children: 4
- Community: Nueva Aldea, Mateo
- Mi Esperanza Course: Sewing and the Mi Esperanza maquila
I am so happy to know that during 2015 we will have more work to do because of Mi Esperanza's partnership with other non profit organizations and designers from the US.
For me, Mi Esperanza is not just an organization but a great blessing to many Honduran women who have benefited from the computer, cosmetology and sewing course, and the micro-loan program.
I thank God for Mi Esperanza.