Mary's Pence

Twin Cities Metro Area
Mission statement: 
Mary's Pence invests in women across the Americas by funding community initiatives and fostering collaborations to create social change. We envision a world where empowered women and their communities flourish in solidarity and justice. Through the ESPERA program, Mary’s Pence works with marginalized women in Mexico, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, and El Salvador. ESPERA meets the concrete and immediate need for financial resources, provides long-term support for women through coaching on business and leadership skills, and works to strengthen our grassroots partners. Currently we are partnering with 10 organizations managing ESPERA community lending pools. Our partners range in size from 20 to 300 members. Most are located in rural communities, though a couple are in large cities. All are working locally for justice for women.