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The Importance of Community

The Importance of Community

Last week I traveled to a new city to spend 2+ days with 13 women I’d never met (in person) before. When I first told my three boys I'd be leaving for a business training retreat, one of them was quick to ask, "Mom, why can't you just take an online course?" Hmm... He had a point. No time away... View more
A Soapmaker's Story

A Soapmaker's Story

Raised in a crime and drug infested neighborhood of Santo Domingo, Martha was born into poverty. Once she and her husband had two kids, they moved to a squatter settlement to find greater safety and avoid rent. This area happened to be Las Malvinas, the area in which Esperanza Soaps would later move in. When Martha heard of it, she... View more
A Survivor's Story from Eleventh Candle Co. in Ohio

A Survivor's Story from Eleventh Candle Co. in Ohio

“I am strong and I am a survivor. I don't like to be called a victim since I made it out. Now, I want to help other women.” These words come from Molly* who has been working at Eleventh’s candle making shop in Columbus, OH for about two months now. She has four children of her own and has found... View more