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It's what makes Esperanza unique


We combine MicroFinance programs with holistic educational, health, and vocational initiatives and services.



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EMMY WIN


Esperanza Documentary wins EMMY


The incredible story of what can happen when people believe in an idea and act to make it come true.


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Video- Meet Ana Video-Meet Ana
Loans from Esperanza have enabled Ana to leave a job that was far from home and start her own successful business...
Video- Meet Martina Video-Meet Martina
Meet Martina Reyes Guzman, an Esperanza associate running her very own small salon (saloncito) in the community of El Puerto in the Dominican Republic...
Video- Meet Bartolo Video-Meet Bartolo
Meet Bartolo, a former bracero (sugar cane cutter), who was able to leave the strenuous work in the fields behind and open his very own small shop in the Dominican community Vasca...
Video- Meet Maritza Video-Meet Maritza
Using loans from Esperanza to expand her business, Maritza has grown from selling foods and soft drink to maintaining a larger inventory that includes clothes she purchases on trips to the capital, Santo Domingo...
Video- Meet Aniesa Jean Video-Meet Aniesa
Meet Aniesa Jean an Esperanza associate from the "batey" community of Amelia (bateyes are towns built next to sugar mills for workers to live in and are some of the poorest areas in the Dominican Republic)...
Video- Meet Kenya Video-Meet Kenya
Meet Esperanza associate Kenya Peña Jones, who runs a small colmado (Dominican convenience store) in her community located on the lush Samaná peninsula in the Dominican Republic...
Video- Meet Dominga Video-Meet Dominga
Meet Dominga Garcia, proud owner of a saloncito (small salon) in the small community of Ulloa in the Dominican Republic. To read her story
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The story of Esperanza Thanksgiving
We asked Esperanza associated and employees alike, "What are you thankful for"?
The story of Esperanza Summer Fellowship
2012 Esperanza Summer Fellowship Program
The story of Esperanza Economic Development in Batey Communities
Esperanza International in the Dominican Republic highlights their Economic Development work in the sugar cane worker communities (Bateys).
The story of Esperanza Esperanza International and Smiles for Life
To Roy and his team of dentists from Smiles for life that came to visit the Dominican Republic to deliver much needed dental care to the associates of Esperanza International in November 2011.

PHOTO: Altidor Jackson outside of his bakery.

Altidor Jackson

“Esperanza is an institution that truly helps us to diminish poverty in our lives, and in the lives of our families.”

Altidor Jackson, an Esperanza associate who lives in Cape Haitian, Haiti, shares about his experiences as an small-business entrepreneur with Esperanza.

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PHOTO: Jennifer Beltre in her clothing store.

Jennifer Beltre

Meet experienced businesswoman Jennifer Beltre Ogando, an Esperanza associate from Palenque, and learn why she chose to take out her first Esperanza loan.

This mother of five divides her time between her family and her two businesses - a beauty salon and a clothing store - but loves to find new ways to keep learning.

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Performance to date

Loans disbursed
193,826
Businesses created
80,475
Active clients
10,965

Percentage of female clients
87

Amount disbursed (USD)
51,458,770
Active portfolio (USD)
3,873,963

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