During our travels I listened as artists told me their life stories of hard work and hardship. With pride they explained how, with the help of Esperanza, they have found new markets for their art, received fair compensation for their work and reinvested in their small businesses by buying better materials and equipment.
I saw firsthand the daunting job that the staff of Esperanza en Acción has to do.
Often, there aren't enough hours in the day to attend to important tasks. Fortunately, the burden was eased with the addition of Michelle Gubbels to the staff. Michelle's temporary position was made possible through a small grant.
During her time with Esperanza she has made a big difference in promoting artisan work by creating a wholesale catalog for artisan goods.
I witnessed the difference that one person can make in the life of our artisans and the mission of Esperanza. The results are tangible.
To make this position permanent, Esperanza needs steady financial support from all of us. You and I included.
With this in mind, I have made a commitment to support Esperanza by making an automatic monthly donation through Network for Good, a well respected online donation service.
My time with the staff of Esperanza has given me a greater appreciation of the vital work they do and how greatly their efforts are needed. I am gratified to know that my steady financial support is truly changing lives in many exciting ways.
Please join me in supporting the life changing mission of Esperanza en Acción and the desperate need for keeping Michelle on the staff with a monthly donation. Visit our website at www.esperanzaenaccion.org to sign-up.
Nancy Escue, EEA Board of Directors