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Esperanza International Foundation

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Causes: Community Improvement & Capacity Building, Health, Health Care, Human Service Organizations, Human Services

Mission: The mission of esperanza international is to free children and their families from poverty through initiatives that generate income, education and health; restoring self-worth and dignity to those who have lost hope.

Programs: In 2014 esperanza international was able to service 1,980 loans in haiti and 10,375 loans in the dominican republic through its microfinance programs. Of those loans, 87% were disbursed to women, and the average loan size was just 304. Furthermore, these loans were broken apart into five different loan products, represented by 9,097 bank of esperanza loans, 352 housing loans, 757 individual loans, 24 water loans and 145 school loans. To round out esperanza's microfinance programs preventive health care, vocational and business training, and spiritual guidance were also provided to borrowers and their families with the goal of holistically empowering and healing our borrowers in every aspect of their lives. To that end, 1,664 women received cervical cancer screenings, 2,665 people received general health and hygiene trainings, and 1,827 people received dental care. For education, 27 vocational skills courses were given, 21 literacy courses were held, and 4,972 business trainings were provided. Lastly, for spiritual assistance, 310 "god-provides" video trainings were held, and 345 local community pastors were connected to esperanza's programs to help grow local leadership. 1,979 people took out two loans with esperanza in 2014 as bank of esperanza loans are on six-month terms.

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