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Welcome to our space of storytelling and reflection on work which equips and cultivates hope. Step into stories of provision, education, and dreams fulfilled as Associates move from material poverty to lives marked by dignity restored. We invite you to discover the details of rural life in the Dominican Republic and experience the beauty of life lived in community with one another.

Spiritual Integration

Spiritual Integration

September 23, 2017 | Esperanza International

As we focus on sustainable microfinance efforts along with supplementary health and education services, we recognize that this attends to the very important physical needs of the individuals we serve. Our belief however is that the spiritual component of every individual must also be prioritized and cared for.

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North Texas Giving Day Q&A

North Texas Giving Day Q&A

September 08, 2017 | Esperanza International

North Texas Giving Day is around the corner and we ask you as a member of the Esperanza community to partner with us on September 14th to raise $5,000 for aspiring entrepreneurs in the Dominican Republic.

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Health Education

Health Education

September 01, 2017 | Esperanza International

Health education and treatment against harmful diseases are readily available resources to our affluent, American communities. Digital platforms, school and classes, doctor visits, and even word of mouth are all means through which our society receives a plethora of information to help us guard self from unwanted illnesses.

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Griselda’s Story of Transformation and Hope

Griselda’s Story of Transformation and Hope

August 25, 2017 | Esperanza International

Single mother and diligent caretaker

Two words comes to mind when considering Griselda; transformation and joy. Griselda has a story much like many Esperanza Associates, rich in powerful transformation, infinite hope, and unique care by the hand of our God. Griselda is a confident, diligent mother and caretaker of her four grandchildren.

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Esperanza Vision Trips: Thoughts From Past Participants

Esperanza Vision Trips: Thoughts From Past Participants

July 28, 2017 | Ezperanza International

The Esperanza Vision Trip experience was a vivid reminder of the hope and strength that God can provide to people in any situation as well as an inspiring example of how impactful it can be to empower people to be able to be the driving force for improving their own lives and the lives of their family and community.

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Esperanza Vision Trips: An Authentic and Transformational Experience

Esperanza Vision Trips: An Authentic and Transformational Experience

July 25, 2017 | Megan Meadows, Esperanza International Intern

An Esperanza Vision Trip offers an opportunity for guests to witness transformational, Christ-centered development first-hand. During a four-day stay in the Dominican Republic, guests will be exposed to all facets of Esperanza’s work, model, and the people we serve.

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Ysaura: Maestra in the Classroom, Maestra in Life

Ysaura: Maestra in the Classroom, Maestra in Life

July 22, 2017 | Alex Smith, Esperanza International Intern

This is a story. It’s a story about Ysaura Nace Joseft who, as the title blatantly gave away, is una maestra in every sense of the word. To explain, her job is literally that of una maestra, which translates to a teacher in English, but, the word maestro (or maestra in the feminine form) means more than simply a teacher.

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Marseille Jean Dorsinvit: A Visionary Businessman and Father

Marseille Jean Dorsinvit: A Visionary Businessman and Father

July 20, 2017 | Megan Meadows, Esperanza International Intern

When I arrived at the Banco de Esperanza (BDE) meeting, Marseille greeted me by yelling “God Bless America.” I giggled, because I was quite thrown off by this nontraditional Dominican greeting. Initially, I assumed that Marseille had just learned some random American phrases, but much to my surprise, he is actually fluent in English.

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Loan Officers: The Heroes Changing Homes

Loan Officers: The Heroes Changing Homes

July 15, 2017 | Alex Smith, Esperanza International Intern

On a fateful summer evening in 1985, the dream for Esperanza was born on a simple platter of food as Dave and Vicky provided a small feast to a cluster of hungry boys. Then, the inspiration solidified into an organization in 1995.

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Banco de Esperanza: A Bank and Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

Banco de Esperanza: A Bank and Opportunity for Spiritual Growth

July 07, 2017 | Megan Meadows, Esperanza International Intern

Esperanza is so much more than a bank. Banco de Esperanza (BDE) does not just give out loans; it truly provides Associates with a hope for the future. This hope is not solely based on financial stability but is also based on the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.

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