Good day gal pals! I’m so happy to share with you the Hope Supply box from Mi Esperanza !
“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 out of poverty by giving 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.”
Social Enterprise: “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.” Hope supply is a subscription box with the collaboration of three brands that produce with Mi Esperanza (Tribe Alive, Arrowroot Clothing, and our own local Liz Alig). All profits from the box goes directly back to Mi Esperanza to support their program. The box retails for $60 and includes 4 products with a retail value of $135.
I want to share one of my favorite stories:
Meet Hilda and her family.
“Hilda is one of Mi Esperanza’s first women. She came to us as an abused women of an alcoholic husband. Hilda’s husband spent nearly everything he made on alcohol. She requested a micro-loan to start a business that would enable her to support her and her children and be able leave her abusive situation. Hilda received a loan of 180.00 US dollars and began her business of selling household supplies like trash bags, toilet paper and cleaners. Hilda traveled in and around her community to sell her items and began to create an income for her family. By the time Hilda had repaid her loan her life had completely changed. Hilda found that HOPE CHANGES THINGS. With the hope for a different future Luis (Hilda’s husband) also saw reason to change. Luis brought a bicycle with a crate attached and began operating the business. Soon after, Luis purchased a small motorcycle and continues to work for his family. Luis has stopped drinking and he and Hilda are very happy.”
Supporting groups like Mi Esperanza truly brings HOPE to these women and help they strive in an extreme poverty environment, read more real stories here.
Tribe Alive key chain and jewelry
Arrowroot wall decor.
Liz Alig (Indy based ethical designer) apron.
Proverbs 14:31 “Whoever oppresses a poor man insults his Maker, but he who is generous to the needy honors him.”
Happy day my friends!